it does suck... but am being extremely disciplined and not rushing back to anything - I want to set pbs at running distances after IM this year so the last thing I want is a much more damaging, longer term injury.
How is your training going?
From my recce - I'm pretty sure the run out of transition isn't even a hill. I was about 15km into my run when I got to it the other week so it wasn't just that I was fresh for it. There is a horribly steep bank to climb up as you come off the canal path, but it's literally a 4 metre bank that you only do once. I was unable to run the hill from the canal path to the main road as it was closed annoyingly when I was there, but then the long stretch of a 'hill' was barely noticeable either at the start of my run or at the end of my run at about 25km. There is one sharp one in the city that you do 3 times though which will probably be enough to get quite a few people walking on by the final time you do it... but I thought that was it pretty much.
Am still in for this, but unfortunately have been on the injury train after tearing my calf 3 and a half weeks ago.
Have ran the run course a few weeks ago and can't understand why the run times are so slow each yeah? Can only presume people are going too hard on the bike.
Was supposed to go and ride the course last weekend, but unfortunately am still out from cycling, so had to cancel my trip up - very annoying as unsure if I will get the time now. Also had to pull out of my half Ironman (Outlaw Half) in 2 weeks time as I won't be running by then! Will hopefully be back on the bike properly in the next week or so, and running probably in about 3 weeks... but have missed a huge chunk of training at the critical point in the year.
Oh well... will just enjoy the day and look forward to 2016!
Have looked through old posts but couldn't find a good answer unfortunately
Does anybody know if the Manchester Regional Arena athletics track can be used by the public? Spent about 20 minutes waiting for them to pick up the phone yesterday to ask but never got an answer, and the website seems to only mention the indoor track.
If not does anybody know any other tracks in the area? Am here for work for a couple of days each week so don't have any transport, and ideally was looking for a track I could run to/from for weekly intervals.
km intervals on the ring road aren't really all that fun!!
Will let my arm warmers go for a small donation if anybody is after some - size L. They do have a small hole if I remember rightly on the elbow where I crashed in them, and maybe some other scuffs. Happy to pay the postage myself