Amy thanks for asking, I'm better than I was but still have a way to go, it takes ages this sort of thing apparently, but have been able to hold one leg hovering just above the floor for 30seconds x 6 times so not too bad I reckon.
I used to do pilates multiple times / week, should do at least one class I guess, it didn't resolve any of my imbalances though where activations weren't happening.
Minii it's not fair, you deserve and are surely lined up for some top luck now, like winning the lottery each of the next two weeks at least to distract you from the duathlon.
Malcs and Super those are quality sessions indeed don't wear yourselves out as Sam says. I don't make such a brilliant job of getting to start lines in one piece even without a longer run midweek. Often 6 or 7 is enough.
Super I like to be early, although it does depend on the scale of the event how early that needs to be, and I do like to warm up with a very relaxed mile or so, mainly as otherwise my first in the race would either be that slow or would plunge me into immediate debt.
So...an hour minimum, 90 mins - 2 hours if it's a massive event where you need to find stuff.
Sean I take kids to places like that, excellent fun, and the older ones do more independent expeditions for DofE etc
Physio was helpful today, convincing on the knee & other local issues being down to lack of calf capacity that side, so nw I have progressions on the routine that was already taking over an hour, plus 2 new series of calf raises with weights and a leg press variant I need to pop into a gym for.
Hello Amy is it me you're looking for? You are definitely showing signs of endurance continuing to cram so much into your days I am in awe.
Excellent 12 miler.
I just did a Cyclebeat class [with headband to disguise earplugs] this morning, immediately followed by a Speedflex session which involved quite a bit of core, and I was pleased at how much easier the core stuff is again. I still can't sit up from lying down though [without using feet, arms etc that is!]
Went to the physio and had a very worthwhile session in which she pinpointed an issue with capacity in my left calf, which goes with loose ankle and knee arrangements to produce knee pain if not ITB if not PTT, etc etc - so I now have 2 more sets of exercises to fit in daily, including a leg press that targets the calf, so will have to pop ito various gyms on my travels for like 7 minutes or something!