Dan - what CW says basically. A tight piriformis will put pressure on the sciatic nerve as it contracts when tight or overworked. In some people the sciatic nerve actually goes through the piriformis, most people it goes under). You might find once you release it a bit the pain eases but stretching the hamstrings/quads out properly will help too. Working abductors and strengthening the glutes should take strain away from it over time to prevent it reoccurring.
HR - like you I want to run a fast half and I'm aiming at the autumn for it. Will be focussing on those hideous park runs making other things over the spring and summer to get a bit faster. The other focus will be some longer endurance stuff for the big fell races in the lakes but they won't need marathon training, just a few long runs here and there. I think I could get down to a 77 in the half with the right training.
For the people who ran at Reading, that final stretch to the stadium feels windy even in good conditions so god knows what it was like yesterday!
CW - 8'9, I feel fat now, haha
Steve6 - well run at Tunbridge mate, hope you're well. Are you doing London again?
HR - amazing run considering how you were feeling!
Padams - that's a quality result
AW - proper mileage from you, must be on for a big pb in London.
LukeStur - amazing pb, congrats, thats a great achievement
Bufo - immense time at Reading
DrDave - fast park running
Jimbob - I used to find mixing up those fast sunday runs with Heathside with my own slow 20s was a good mix. I didn't like doing those runs every week.
TT - good pacing job, that must be rewarding
10 miles for me yesterday after xc but i half rolled my ankle after 2 miles so it was pretty sore towards the end of the run so I cut things short. Post fell race the ankle has been a bit weak but ironic that I got through xc on sat. Turns out I was 48th fastest on sat down from 63rd at the last fixture so it shows progression.
Easy week for me with just easy running for a few days then giving park run a bash sat and a local 5/6m fell race on sunday.
CC2 - I'm only hazarding a guess here but from what you're describing it sounds like it's to do with your peroneus brevis. The brevis is responsible for eversion of the foot so effectively controls the foot when you run. It has a limited role in plantar flexion (when you put your foot down or point your foot down) but that probably explains why you're able to stand in heel and toes without issue. If it's in it's early stage icing it may help, failing that and it's further down the line some heat and a few days rest may help. I'm only going off a basic level of knowledge from my course though, probs best to see someone and get a proper diagnosis. I may be completely wrong.
HR - with that travel situ and the way you're feeling yeah definitely a good idea to skip it.
CW - that sounds like a decent run then, 23m.
Jimbob - how's the 9am Heathside runs going?
Bedders - good attitude
XC for me up in the grounds of Alnwick castle. Came 72nd from medium pack with a 2.5 min handicap and 4th counter which was decent as I was 83rd in the last one. Didn't actually feel that motivated before that start but ok once going. Team had a great turnout and came top of the teams in the second division so that's 5/6 we've won this season and promotion looks nailed on. Highlight was forming a guard of honour for our old bloke Geogre who came dead last. Lots of cheering, great stuf and the other teams joined in, good moment.
Can anyone recommend some good 10k sessions? I'm now focussing on a 10k on April 6th and want to run under 36 even though I've got a half in 2 weeks.