Sorry Stevie – just realised I called you iron earlier! (no offence to iron either – you’re lovely too ). Wise choice on those reps as well given the pace!
Nikki – sounds like a bad night. Good session despite that though (although Philip might be a bit annoyed about the pacing consistency!)
Matt – on reflection, the right thing to do might have been to have taken three weeks off running when it flared up (but who does that unless you've broken a leg or something?!). To be fair, I have really cut down on both duration and intensity of training to try and manage it, and have even had a couple of chunks of 5 days off in a row. Plus rolling/stretching and a period of no stretching for good measure! Trouble is now, Wokingham is only 7 weeks away, so do I persevere and hope it’ll heal or just give up on Wokingham altogether and become a lard-arse over Chrimbo
Ric – Michael Johnson’s quote is spot on even for us mediocre athletes! Give me a week of tough training over coping with rest anytime!
Right, having managed to tear myself away from the Team GB thread and Dach's pure genius cartoon Scotch Egg, I went for a run!
Managed my first double figures run since before Abo. 10 miles, hilly off-road. I got round, but not without a fair amount of suffering in the last two miles. I'm not sure whether it being painful, but not quite painful enough to make me walk like the last 9 miler I did counts as progress?!! Probably should have stopped at 7 miles when I started to feel it, and I'm sure the hills didn't help but being sensible comes hard to me.