I feel tired today - finishing a 10 miler at 10pm is tough. I felt like I needed another 2 hours sleep this morning. Have iced the Achilles again and it has settled a little. I'm going to rest, as planned, today and see how it is tomorrow. I will struggle to train tomorrow as well because we're off for another university visit.
Malcs - thank goodness for that! That physio sounds good. I should probably get his details from you. I'm thinking I will put a sports massage in next week and then one the week before the marathon. My legs are beginning to feel the workload!
Morning all. Little time to post. Very demanding week family wise! Off to Brunel university with eldest daughter today. Determined to get back in time to do a steady 10 tonight.
malcs - agree with others! Could well be cramp. Sounds like you were dehydrated a little and legs have been working hard. Looking at my old training diaries and I suffered similar issues every now and then. A days rest seemed to sort it!
Hope physio works ok, but if not that Osteopath I told you about, Steve Marshall, works wonders on back problems.
Mr P/Freemers - I'm another in that camp and yet I know that if there is one session that gives me the chance to run for a prolonged period at a faster than MP pace it's that one and is probably the most important for marathon preparation.
Well done for organising weeks to get them done!
reemers - that sounds a tough session
Sean - I don't know how you fit it all in.
tonight may be difficult for me. Have a parents evening which involves a 90 minute return journey. Hopefully I'll manage to get back in time to get a slowish 7 miles in. Tomorrow I have planned a steady 10 miler which I may well run at 7;50mm. I did this session at 8mm two weeks ago and felt very comfortable. 7:50 is my target pace (at the moment!) for VLM!