I guess the county champs may offer a good window. Ours in Bucks are 24/25 May but up north (Greater Manchester) it seems to be a week earlier (17/18 May). Do the carrier pigeons need that long to bring the results down south?
err, Hampshire would be more appropriate.
I think the lure of Hillingdon is that the running surface is described as 'Road and Pavement'. Given that we gave Samir stick to validate his pavement PB's, I guess this is his answer
Abbers, given your youth you are too young to join Team Misery. Onwards with the training, and then the taper will work a little magic. My half marathons are poor relative to my marathon times. Keep going after the big prize
Leslie, Good work on loosening the hip at Tesco. I think I may see if doing some heel drops at Waitrose helps.
Hi MSE, it is about 3 years since I was discharged by the NHS Consultant. I was dealt with for tendonitis and tendinosis.
I'm hoping this is just a case of tendonitis (overdoing things a little) that I can manage for the next 5 weeks. I will see how I go with 3 x day eccentric strengthening. When I'm stretching I'm referring more to the hamstrings/glutes which were identified as the main problems previously.
I've seen Graston tools used but don't have a local physio who does this. I think I remember you used ultrasound in the past as well - has that helped?
A good start to the week, physically feeling in good shape but constantly tired following on from the half marathon followed by a long run on the Monday. Speed session on Thursday went well. But ... woke up with my right achilles in agony which I feared is a recurrence of achilles tendonopathy that I had on and off for years before I started running.
Saturday I replaced running with rowing, and spent time icing, performing heel drops, rollering ..... Sunday I did some more rowing following by an easy run. The pain has subsided but the ankle is stiff. I will probably rejig the week to front load it with easy runs while I continue stretching / strengthening. Hopefully I have caught it in time