KFC-that was a very impressive marathon bearing in mind your training regime was based around triathlons etc.As Minni explained here many times pacing is everything
Oomp-dont mention Xmas-I need time to mend to train for VLM
Kiwi-well done getting the near 16 miler done- youre getting there.Would you recommend curry as a carbo loading alternative?
Barry-looks like Im going to have to bike it too -injury is so frustrating.Ive binned the idea of doing Abbo and my plans for doing regular HMs this Autumn are in shreds.Im convinced this achilles thing is caused by my tight calf caused by sciatica--the achilles is the weak spot in the chain and is being aggravated or pain is being referred there. The problem is breaking this chain of unfortunate events. Hope youll be ok for your HM this weekend
Pink-we need more positive thinking please.Are you doing the HM with Barry?Good swimming by the way
I did the Crosby Marine Lake 1500m swim yestrday. Slow as ever-about 38mins.Excuses-1. panic attack caused by the cold-I know 16c is not cold but all my swimming in August was in the sea or pools over 25c. 2.Going off too fast and struggling to get my heart rate down for the next 5 mins. 3. Taking in too much salt water with the waves and being sick . 4. Goggles steaming up and getting lost and having to stop and ask an Iron man distance swimmer the way.
Bell/Oomp - trouble is Oomp does just get on with it even when injured
La Veulta is on down the road from me. It's 30c and I struggle to get out of the pool so no idea how they do it.
Free- happy birthday in advance
KFC- pretty good looking marathon time to me
Going to be a shock getting off the plane tomorrow .. I'm hoping the spinning I've done over the last few days is helping my Achilles. Thinking of doing the Wimbledon HM in October with two of my kids so fingers crossed
Oomp- impressive progress after all the crap you've been through
Don't get carried away now !
Nell- think you'll be moving to the sub3 thread with the way you are motoring
Barry- any progress with the Achilles?
Chick- hope the lack of symptoms means Achilles ok now
After a week with no runs did 3 miles last night. No probs with fitness- some of it sub7mm but left Achilles screaming. It feels like jelly which suggests swelling and fluid in there some how. Longer rest needed- maybe back for more shock wave therapy ? 1k swim and 20m spinning today
Nell- only a few days of hols left
Kiwi - good stuff after an injury
Barry - I may have lost count so I always go back to the last ten if I forget .A swim version of the TM
Chick- will google it-I will try anything to fix it. Patience seems to be the best remedy from experience
A day in the beach today with some sea swims as the waves were forgiving