I think we've all been there for runs like yours yesterday - you cant expect to be able to bash out what you could do pre op right now. If its any consolation, BH has the worse chafing I've ever seen from his run yesterday - he borrowed a pair of shorts from his dad and the results are frankly terrifying.
2old - its races and weekends like that which is why I run - theres nothing better than sharing a tough event with friends - thats what I find fun!
My legs are destroyed after the fell race weekend - 22M of high impact racing over 3 races and I'm hobbling worse than after a marathon. My legs are so tired. Awesome weekend away with the club, and great to be able to swim in the sea to help recover after each race. I managed to fluke my way in as 3rd counter for our 1st team and got a south england AA silver medal - team fell race category. Niche.
BH also managed a good 18M long run yesterday - his longest since his last marathon in 2007. It was supposed to be 16, but his dad led him on an extra loop... Cruel.
Sounds like a good race plan pink - the shorter distances should take the pressure off a bit and means you can think about speed rather than disctance. Sounds a bit like the way I'm thinking.
Barry - sounds encouraging
Oompa - awesome on the 'holy shit' run! And what did I say about mentioning the "I" word - I'm getting grumpier by the minute! At least the (south east england) media have finally realised it is actually important...
Kiwi - hard decision, but sounds sensible. I guess if you do next weeks half it will help you know what your knee will cope with too.
2old - I did one of those accidental sleeps the other week. Managed totally to miss my the club chunder mile - my goal A race of the year... Nice parkrun, and even better old git tri win!
2old - I think they found some hills! I'm hoping its gonna be more like the fell race in epping forest than the ones I've done in scotland and cumbria - cos I'm rubbish at those!
Oompa - I guess only you know what kind of effort your body is ready for. I think whats hardest when coming back is accepting your arent yet at pb pace and resisting the urge to go off early at a pace you arent yet ready for. If you do race, I'd suggest you set yourself a realistic goal given where you are in your comeback and stick rigidly to it! Or another option is to run it with a friend and pace them to a slower goal - another good way to give yourself a different focus!
Enjoy the tri pink - watching one is the best way to see what goes on - and realise its not that bad!