And she's back from the almost-dead As Tim may have said, I've been on a detox break in Austria for a week, which nearly finished me off! Very very strict and a bit, well, joyless, really. Very ltd wifi. Not much fun when you don't have the energy to do any physical activity for a week - but unsurprising given 700 calories a day and a pint of Epsom salts every morning!
Have been keeping in touch with Tim by text/email so didn't have to catch up on training per se but still very entertaining to read the parkrun and other run reports - and hear of Tim's new radio fame and celeb shoulder-brushing over the airwaves.
So the next step Tim is for us to talk about a race plan. When shall we do that? Let me know a good time...
Hi Tony, and everyone on the thread. Sorry for my absence this week, as I have outlined on Andrea's thread, I was on a severe detox break in Austria with very limited wifi. It was hard, hard work - did no exercise at all as felt too ill and wiped out - it was all in the name of 'work' though and a write-up will appear at some point in Runner's World All I'm sayin' is that Epsom salts are best for bathing in, not drinking a pint of, every morning!!
Luckily have kept apace of Tony's training via text so not too out of the loop. It sounds as if you've got a bit of juggling around to do Tony but all worth it for a holiday! Are you flying back before Paris or going straight there? We'll need to catch up about a race strategy before we're there. Are you thinking you'd prefer a negative split strategy or even pacing?
Hi Andrea and fellow sub 4.30 thread followers... Sorry for my absence this week, I was on a severe detox break in Austria with very limited wifi. It was hard hard work - did no exercise at all as felt too ill and wiped out - it was all in the name of 'work' though and a write-up will appear at some point in Runner's World All I'm sayin' is that Epsom salts are best for bathing in, not drinking a pint of, every morning!!
Great 800s Andrea, and don't worry if things went a bit off-rail at the weekend, you did the right thing to bale out the 13 miler when you felt uncomfortable with quad pain - it's all about erring on side of caution at this point.
Tim R2-T2 - same goes for you. If you're feeling wiped by your race/Tuesday intervals still, just ease right back now. Anything that has to be adapted or ditched, so be it. It's all about the big one now
Glad to see all going well this week Tim and you're still on a wave of positivity - let's just keep you surfing that wave all the way to Paris finish line
Really like Victor's History is not Destiny - it resonates. Especially in my injured state - it doesn't mean I'll always be injured, or that if I start running again I'll get injured again.
I did 5 x 3 minutes at V)2 max on the wattbike yesterday (105% of 20-min functional capacity test, for anyone who uses wattbike). It was gruesome! But felt great all afternoon. 2k swim this morning. But the fields are coming good after months of mud and I'm so wanting to be out there soon