NZC so pleased to hear that your eye ops have apparently gone off so well - I hope you get official confirmation soon. Maybe you will now be able to see your Garmin and get the pace right at the start of races
Ceal lining up secrete races - the recovery must have gone really well for that to be contemplated
Nice to see everyone out and running - long may it continue for all.
Moi? I have been very busy with a lot of travel around England. I did see my consultant and he agreed with my diagnosis that I am knackered. The new disc area that is causing pain is only a budge so there is no hard calcification to pare off and he wouldn't recommend touching the still soft disc. As for running - I can do it if I can stand the pain and the inevitable recovery time needed if a major attack comes on again which is very likely - it won't take much to trigger it - and that means a minimum of three months of recovery. The risk/reward ratio is therefore not very high.
As I don't feel like aiming to reduce a 5K time to sub 40 min when 3 months ago I was aiming for sub 20 min there is not too much incentive either.
However one target I may achieve is looming this week with the annual trip to Sharrow Bay Hotel in the Lakes for our pre Christmas food fest - if I really indulge I may just break the 15 stone mark!!
sorry I dropped in so briefly the last time. I was off to the Lakes for a few days of gourmet living and wanted to see the weather forecast before leaving and mistakenly clicked on the wrong speed link which brought me to RW just in time to see AWS' proud boast of not having run for 30 days. As that was so much an affront to my condition it required a swift reply
Anyway food done and fine time had but brought to an end by hearing that my brother in law was critically ill in hospital and so the trip home had a diversion via Hampshire and we are going back down again on Friday to give his wife a break and some support.
Nice to see so many folk running well in training and races- congratulations in particular to Tracey on another marathon and 10K.
Actually it's not nice to see folk running well - it makes me feel even more depressed if that's possible as I am b*ggered. The strong advice from my GP is not to run again ever or risk more severe damage to my neural system and the levels of pain on a constant level that I recently experienced, but of course he knows nothing after only 25 years experience, so I am waiting to see the consultant who operated on my spine for his definitive opinion. Unfortunately he is swamped with work as his fellow consultant was one of those who died in that surfing tragedy in Newquay so no date yet.
So next time you don't feel like going out for a run just think of me
...........................and get out there!!!!!!!!!!!
Sounds good news on the recovery front and I hope it stays that way!!!
Yes mine was pretty bad from June last year until end January this year when I had the op, Continual pain at a very high level and impossible to find a comfortable position so I scarcely slept for more than an hour or so at a time. Believe me I would have swallowed anything towards the end - and I did !!
Just watch out for any reoccurrence of similar pain or low grade back pain and if it does flare up see your GP asap. There are other treatments other than surgery, which is very much a last resort, and the sooner they are started the better the chance of recovery.
Chris there was a bit on BBCNE news, which we can get here, about the GNR including an interview with Mike McLeod who won the first race back in 1981 which brought back memories as I also ran in it though I wasn't quite in shot at the finish!!! It was in colour as well I reckon the last race I ran when fully fit was the GNR in 1985 so you have a while to go .........................................
aws you may like tot read this article on Tabata workouts - or not!! HIWO As usual the theory goes back a long way - Peter Coe used to use them when training Seb Coe and I can recall seeing a documentary on the BBC about the training they did so you are in good company