You'll have to excuse my ignorance of the nutrition stuff, it's way beyond my knowledge base.
Ratzer, that would be lovely but kids have school and wife has work. I will just hang around in pyjamas all day. One of the post op instructions is no hot showers or baths so I may just become unclean.
Anyway, I rounded my training off today with 6 miles at Long Tempo pace (Dr Dan will know what I mean). Target was 6.37 and circa 165 hr. Was a very enjoyable run coming in at 6.34 for 163. 6 weeks ago I was doing 5 miles at Mara pace on the same route at 6.46 for same HR. Almost a shame to have to sign off for a couple of weeks.
I rounded off my week with 6 miles at Long Tempo pace which is 6.37 according to the book.
Had a really enjoyable run, coming out at 6.34 average for hr of 163. Now for the magic.....In November and early December the same route at 5 miles was coming out at 163 for 6.46. I also did a 5 mile long tempo at 6.37 pace for 166 hr. Quite pleased with that given it's my 5th training session this week (meaning monday) and I did 10 miles last night.
Just hope the op recovery is no more than 2 weeks.
Lou, I credit my gains with a hefty and regular dose of mp (or thereabouts) running. I just can't accept that.
Madbee your picture reminds me of the way I crossed the line the first time I went sub 40. It was in the sun 40 race at Telford and I was almost last but crossed the line like I won it. I recall a small child mocking me to his Father on the basis I had nothing to celebrate....little did he know.
Plodded along this week trying to cram most of a week's training into 5 days. Four sessions done 1 to go. I'm having this minor op on Friday that was cancelled in summer. I can't get a clear gauge of recovery time though. I will be signed off work all of next week which is first time thats happened but I'm reading varying reports on recovery for training from 10-20 days. I've planned for 14 so anything beyond that will be a pain.