Happy new year to everyone on here Hope you're all well.
Into my 5th week of decent training now and starting to feel fit again. Did a good midweek fell training run up Bowfell in the lakes on Tuesday as was over with family for a few nights. Also a 14m last weekend.
Im enjoying the balance between running my standard runs slower around 7.50-8mm then go really hard on the hard days (hill reps etc) Feels like it's working quite well. I know Jools and TR run the bulk of their runs slower.
Good luck to you marathoners who will be starting their programmes about now, best of luck with your pb targets.
Off out for an easy 7/8 this afternoon, bloody windy up here!
ON7 - sounds like you may have some answers on your niggle and how to manage it.
ThR - BM is a fast course isn't it, I guess the only thing people have told me is it can be very windy. I've only done it once which was this year.
Padams - sorry to hear about your dog mate.
Wardi - nice double and post run feed
I'm settling into a bit of a routine now, not that high mileage but mileage which suits me currently. Plenty of easy paced stuff around 7.50-8 pace then trying to hit the weekly club session, a hill reps session on my own and a spin bike hill session to build power and speed (keeping the fells in mind). Weekly mileage is going to be around 40-50 with a gym session here and there, that's plenty for what I'm doing.
Heading to London on Friday for Xmas so probably going to do a couple of park runs down there to get the fitness up a bit.
Cw - as per TR, rest it properly. Don't overly medicalise it by trawling through the web, wondering what it might/might not be.....it'll heal given the right environment provided. If proper rest doesn't do it, go see someone. Hope it clears though
Afternoon peeps, thought I'd stick my head in here again....
Been a very busy time being on hospital placement recently for my course so very little time to scratch my arse or much else! Only managed a couple runs a week, 3 at best but been rehabbing the shoulder anyway and I never really run much on placement injury or no injury. Just too much to do and too knackered! Just one more placement in April and graduate in June, 4 year study journey to Physio qualification almost done!
Congrats to all the marathon folks this autumn. I did read up on what was going on but there's simply too much to try and remember. Jools smashing her pb, Selbs running a 2.46 and all his knee problems, Lev and Phil at Berlin and all the folks at Abingdon. Well done to you all seemed like one of the most successful marathon seasons on here. Impressive stuff.
Shoulder is good, almost full range back, gradually introducing some strength/stability work. Not much running in 7 weeks meant for a tough old xc last weekend but I only planned a social outing anyway really. This week has been decent with a hill reps session, a 10m at just over 7mm last night and some regular easy running. I think another 2-3 weeks of regular running and I won't be far off where I was. Ive sorted myself a schedule to give some routine over next few months, standard type but regular hill reps for the fells and I'll supplement road miles (probs 45-50 a week max) with bike hills/rower in gym for power.
Main races I'm looking at in new year to get myself ready for main fell season in April:
Northern xc champs in jan, National xc champs & Inov8 High cup Nic fell race in Feb, Northumberland half end of March plus a few league xc fixtures.
Hope everyone is doing well and avoiding the treatment table!
Good luck to all those running at Abingdon at the weekend, I hope you all nail your pbs! Looking forward to seeing those results.
Banksy - I'm well out of marathon practice but I think it's a risky strategy trying to get away without long runs
Jools - seems like you've got a good pacing tactic for Frankfurt.
Thirsk Runner - solid reps
Dr Dave - yeah I guessed you'd have out a few back in. A and E doc said it went back in which might relate to what I've written below although still early days.
CW - that's a good MLR
Marigold - those 30 milers over the burbecks sound bloody hard
Positive Physio assessment yesterday with shoulder specialist who works with the consultant - good range or movement and the strength is pretty good suggesting I haven't badly damaged the rotator cuff. She was pretty pleased given this only happened on sat. It's a bit stuff/sore but managing it well generally so it's showing good rehab potential even if it's early days. Physio appt for rehab Monday.
As far as placement, still need clearance from Oc health but having spoken to tutors we're aiming at next week off, then a week of observation/light duties for a week then 4 normal weeks. It's looking a little more positive and ironically it means I can chill in London a bit more this weekend knowing I'm not on placement monday.
Race time and position confirmation from sat, 33rd in 2.37.32 so 5 mins quicker than last year. Winning time way down on last year and looking at the results a few dropped chunks of time compared to last year. Considering the fall probably cost me a minute or so too, I'm pretty pleased with that all things considered and nicely brings to a close first full year of fell racing.