Dr Dan that sounds tough. I couldn't cut out carbs, love my fruit and veg too much (and chocolate).
Stuart you've obviously not seen me on a bike! Off road is fun too although that's when I fall off. I guess a few miles every other day will keep you ticking over?
Well done on the recovery run Ollie.
Gaz well done getting out in the rain and the dinner sounds lovely!
Good luck Cal!
Inverness was busy today with all the runners registering for Loch Ness marathon tomorrow. If the wind stays the same as today there will be loads of PBs as there will be a tailwind all the way to Inverness and a strong one!
Run today was 2:30-2:40 with 3 * 5k at marathon pace. Was back at the car at 1:55 for a drink and getting going again was a nightmare, so creaky! Ended up 20 miles in 2:36. First 20 miler of the campaign!
Sub17 well done on the mix of training. Cycling really shortens the hamstrings, I have had to start stretching.
Gaz a great week of training - lots of miles and a great session yesterday.
Nice easy miles yesterday Oliie and strides today.
Thanks Cal hope the race prep and stretching is going well. I'm not a swimmer but when I had to aqua jog night after night it was seriously boring.
Stuart sorry to hear about the ankle but as Cal says what about the bike? Cycling takes a lot more time but on a turbo trainer then you can do a really tough workout in half an hour. After Frankfurt I may take some time off running again.
Teknik sorry to hear about you having to cancel Frankfurt, I hope that you are feeling better now. Good that you have another focus in the short term.
Dr Dan week done on the tri result. The Italian break sounded lovely!
An easy turbo for me on Monday evening. Tuesday morning was treadmill intervals - some threshold either side of 400m (2 sets of 6 off 60s recovery) then another recovery turbo at night. Yesterday was an easy turbo early then later went out on the bike. It was blowing a gale and so tough and slow into the wind. An easy hours run today - all off road and I walked up hills to save the ankle and it sees to have worked as no real pain on the run. Running every second day also seems to help although the mileage has fallen sharply.
Flipping slow broadband, lost my last post so using phone. No doubt will be lots of typos!
Fantastic racing Ollie! 3rd place and a PB at the end of a high mileage week is great. Just think what you could do if you tapered!
Cal loved the report! Well done on the sub 2 . Now that you're a mega chilled sub 2 runner you may surprise yourself at Ealing.
HM4 another great result, well done!
Stuart I'm in denial about my ankle too but i tried resting for 8 weeks (just Aqua jogging and bike) and it made no difference. Much worse with higher mileage. Was yours aggravated by the 24 hour event?
Sub17 hope you're feeling better.
Gaz getting close! Nice to think there's only a few weeks more hard training.
Long run for me yesterday. Right glute really sore after Saturday's massage (told him my hip was giving me bother) and ankle swollen so with all my dodgy bits I hobbled round 19.2 miles av pace 7:39mm. Last 5k threshold and didn't hit the pace I wanted; ended up 6:53mm but not overly bothered. A lovely recovery pedal this morning, 38 miles av pace 16.6mph.
Hope everyone has a good week
Will read back properly tomorrow. Rest day for me today as went for a massage - thankfully nowhere near as painful as the last one as I have been stretching! Did some threshold running on Wednesday, bike on Thursday and a short easy run yesterday. Trying to rest the ankle wherever possible.