Nell- sub 3.10 looks on the cards .Are you self coaching? Had that sub 3 guy gone under 3 before? Maybe upping my cycling might help me avoid injury .Enjoyed the sprinting at the Games tonight. Is there a good Games Vibe in Scotland ,like for the Olympics in London?
Barry- almost OCD type splits today. It would be good to see a graph of them over the last 6 months . It's hard building up bike mileage so good going
Kiwi- I will try to be patient but it's not really part of my character
decided not to swim tonight so did an hour spinning
Minni-loooks like you've earnt that holiday.Great TRing with the others.Well done.
Barry-looking very consistent and all bodes well for Abbo.Any races coming up?
KFC-things coming together nicely for your marathon too.Must be nice to be able to knock out 20mile LRs like shelling peas
Nell-god pacey running-you must have an eye on near 3hrs for your next marathon
Pink-you're braver than me -I panic going fast down hills on a bike.Strange that as I can happily do the same speed or faster on skis.Are you going to do a tri this September? You know you can
After a week of swimming I risked a run on Friday and happily got through 5k unscathed.Busy weekend so nothing more until today and managed an hours running again with no niggles.Now the hard part will be to ease myself back in.
Tracy-sounds like what Im suffering from.My physio says the problem is sciatica in the back but radiating/referring the pain down the nerve to my calf. Stretches dont help as its the back problem that needs addressing.As its early on I shouldnt aggravate the problem by running or cycling but should remain active by walking swimming where my posture remains straight. My problem started 3 weeks before Boston Marathon when I lifted some bags of animal feed. Unfortunately whilst initially it was only back ache the calf problem came forthe first time stopped me after 8 miles in the race itself.I did finish but only after 20 mins of treatment in the medical tent. I was ok after that until 3 weeks ago when again I think I did some more lifting .Not sure when this will pass.Im afraid to go on a test run having had to stop after 1-2 miles on 3 occasions.Good luck and hope you make quicker progress than me.
Chick-cross post. Ive only seena physio-I doubt my GP would offer an opinion on which was the reason until I'd rested for a month and returned with the same symptoms.I suspect its a disc issue going back to 3 weeks before Boston which started when I unloaded several bags of chicken feed from my car. When did you get the injection done?I thought youd stopped complaining about your back. That was a nice break.