Moraghan - any film with the title "Clash of the Titans" and the tagline "Titans will clash" is not going to be a good one! It's a bit like a recent film where a mineral that is hard to get out of the ground is called "unobtainium" - how I hated that film! Although, lots of people seemed to enjoy it, so maybe it's just me.
Not been on here for a while - work is frantic. But I have been doing some running.
What: 5M inc. 3x7mins push Why: need to try to get back some speed after an injury - 5M race in 11 days! Last hard: today Last rest: Sunday
Have you ever done that stupid thing where you are doing timed intervals but you start to speed up towards the end in an effort to get them over with more quickly? Or is that also just me?
Still on the recovery trail! Who would have thought that just 3 weeks with no running would have such an impact? Today, a week back into it, I at least felt comfortable all the way round my 5.5M. Over the last few runs, my legs have felt really stiff, but my breathing has been OK. Today, I was very pleased to feel much looser and able to up the pace at times to a level where I started to get breathless - I've never been so encouraged at being out of breath! I still seem to have lost almost 1 min/mile compared to just before the injury. It's probably down the back of the sofa somewhere - I've got just under 3 weeks to find it before my local 5M race.
Just popping in to report that I'm still on the comeback trail after 3 weeks off injured. But, it's not as easy as it seemed it might be when I did my first return run! I've run 5 times this week, all very gentles ones and 5.5M as the longest. And my legs are really rather stiff - today it was a real struggle to get and keep moving! But, I think things are gradually improving. Not sure what state I'll be in in 3 weeks when I've entered my local 5M race!
mava - even though I am a man, I think I would go to the doctor.
The comeback trail from injury continues. After a couple of encouraging runs, today was a sharp reminder that I have missed 3 weeks of running. Breathing felt ok, but legs were really tight and stiff. Kept waiting for things to loosen up, but they never did in the whole 5 miles. Oh, well, I guess it's all part of the recovery process. I will have another go tomorrow.
Yesterday's post-injury run was pretty positive. But, then I tried to walk down the stairs this morning. Nearly 3 weeks off and my calves are so stiff! Gentle jog tonight, I think - need to loosen everything up.