interesting fact that MsE, especially since they are the ones I have. I think my lack of injury in the past few months has been more due to the fact that I've run less, any running has been off-road and I've done a lot more cross training. Any stretching does aggravate things though (for me) so that has also played a part but isn't standard advice. Good to have you back.
Marrows, a channel swim is hardcore. I'm tackling Ullswater (7.5miles) in a couple of weeks which is very tame in comparison. 1hr in the hotel pool frightening the other tourists with my exuberance this afternoon as preparation.
I've set up camp in an airport hotel bar ready for my early morning flight.
VT, I'm prepping for a marathon. I've lifted the quality sessions out of one of the schedules from the Hudson/Fitzgerald book and ditched all the easy running to keep the volume down for injury prevention. I'm gambling on having enough base / cardio fitness already in the bank so just trying to sharpen up. Sub 3 on under 40miles per week? Interesting experiment*.
Fishy, recovery from anything long is noticeably quicker with Hokas too. The only downside is that they are really ugly. Next race is off- road and my Hokas are roady ones so I'll be wearing my Salomon S-Lab Ultra Sense shoes which are the finest shoes I've ever owned.
I used to do loads of stretching and was often injured. When I got my hip diagnosis at the start if this year I stopped stretching completely and haven't had a twinge (other than from my hip) since. Tempting fate by writing that no doubt.
3k swim set this morning. Tonight's run was 1.5 mile w/u followed by 4 x 2K at 10k pace off 400m recoveries and then 1K at 5K pace followed by 1 mile cool down. Felt surprisingly manageable.
Right, off on my hols in 5mins for a week in the sun. Might have internet access but might not. Run well everyone. Ciao.