John, Well done on your AG placing. You need to find another 4% on your AG to catch Graham though.
NZC, Amazing, just like that I think I will run a marathon and it is done.
I am in the wars again. After a hard workout at the gym I decided I will move furniture. Why not carry the heaviest chair we have up a flight of stairs by myself, result a sore muscle in my side. It is recovering well but no running for me for a few days.
ceal, Your singing is taking you far and wide, I would never have taking for such an adventurous pastime.
Graham, Congratulations, I look forward to hearing all about it. Well done on the 400s.
John, I agree with the others on 400s, they are great for developing speed but not so good on developing stamina. Increased mileage such as preparing for a marathon will produce improvements on new legs but not so much for people like me who have decades of running in their legs. I would recommend tempo runs to work your 5k times down, but you do need to have built some speed from 400s before you start doing them.
I am running again but short and slow with the odd stop to walk. 5k on Monday, 3k on Tuesday and 5k today so not too bad. I have very little discomfort but my gait is all over the place. The physio has me doing a lot of strength work for my legs and that seems to be really helping. Maybe JJ is right that there are some PRs still to be grabbed but obviously only AG ones.
ceal, That was a tough set well done. It will be interesting to see how your legs feel tomorrow. I can't get people to sit for me as I take too long, over a hour, so I have to draw from a photo. Guess who
TS, Trying to do speed work while you are hurting must be really tough. Enjoy your trip, just remind me how much do you currently weigh?
John, Not really surprising but that is still a good time and a 1st place is always to be savoured.
I ran/walked 5k today and it felt very good, virtually no pain. I am still running with a stiff leg, not bending my knee properly so I have to concentrate on getting my gait back to normal.
TS, It is good to see that your pain has subsided enough, or your pain threshold has lifted enough for you to start getting in some decent mileage. I am very pleased with the way my drawing has progressed. I can now produce a reasonable portrait that actually looks like the person in about a hour. A good portrait on good paper takes me about 3 hours. I have signed up for a weekend workshop on Colours using pastels and coloured pencils. I am not sure I will like working in colour but it will be fun to find out.
John, Hills just before a 5k, mmmm probably not a great idea but with running you never know. I have had some of my best races on what I thought were dead legs.
I went for a 3k run/walk today, my first since my injection. It felt very different, my knee ached and there was no pain on push off which existed before. I still limp but it was encouraging so I will try again tomorrow.
My physio has given me a whole new set of exercises to add to my already long list. She has added monster walks to the front and to the sides. I have already had two people in the gym come up to me laughing.