I don't think distance selling regs apply to the provision of services. I would tell them that you can't run, though, and the recent schedule was sent without consultation. They'll probably offer a discount of some sort.
Weak glutes seem to be the cause of 90% of running injuries.
Happy birthday Richard.
Midlands road race relays for me today.
DT - I've entered vlm ballot. In recent years the odds of getting a club place have been quite good.
As a relative beginner (with an ever growing pile of books about running), I'm not sure I see the value of paying for a coach. I feel I'm making decent progress just by maintaining consistency with a balanced schedule. Once the pbs start to dry up then I might consider getting a bit more scientific with the training. My main concern is injury avoidance, andI doubt online coaches can do much about that.
Richard - I did 6x5mins at threshold with 1min rests last week. That felt like a slight progression from 3x10mins with 3-4 min rests that I'd done previously. I might try one of those MP/HMP alternating session next week though.
“A” races for the summer season are Droitwich HM and Shakespear 10k, both in early Nov. I do feel in very good shape in some respects at the moment, but the hip niggle is definitely back. Frustrating because last time I put it down to high mileage and it went after a few weeks on lower mileage. But I’m not actually doing high mileage at the moment, so I can’t drop it down much. I think I’ll ease back on the quality sessions and get plenty of ice on it.
Skinny - 6:20 is a decent pace for someone coming back from injury. Hope it continues to improve. I would be happy to be able to maintain more than 30 mpw without something breaking.
btw I’ve pencilled in a nice looking race for my first crack at trail running early next year: Naunton Nearly nineteen