Belated well done to Barry on your Ironman! What an achievement, hope you're recovering well. The marathon sounds like it was hell, massive kudos getting it done, especially with the laps.
AA keep that hamstring in check and you'll do just fine come October. I wouldn't worry too much about speedwork for it - tempo work for marathons, maybe a regular 10M run at target marathon pace, 3 x 2M is always a good session.
Sounds like you really enjoyed the Oly tri 2Old! You're still good at resting too
Had a bit of a piriformis flare up last week, got some ultrasound on it and had it taped up. I'd been going to a kettlebell class that might have caused the flare up so that's been knocked on the head.
Bro - Fleetwood is often windy, last year was 25mph winds with 25C sunshine to add to the fun! Your training plan sounds good, quality plus miles.
AA I have a low key 5K at the end of this month, Blaydon Race next month (5.7M ish) - then nothing else planned until GNR. That's some year you've got planned
2Old 10M could indeed be the new trendy distance! I've got 10M planned tomorrow. Your shortened weekend was still speedy! Shame about Liverpool, hope the delayed travel home didn't hamper any training plans!
Trendy 10M Barry You're getting some decent sessions in for the IM, hope you're niggle free.
Did 5 x 1000m last night on the local industrial estate. I'm not a fan of mid-distance reps! 10 x 200m, happy days. 3 x 2M, bring it on. 5 x 1000 = REST day today, apart from Pilates class tonight.
I was thinking of you on Sunday morning at your half marathon Bro, it was hot enough at 10am where I live! Somtimes the racing Gods conspire to make everything as difficult as possible - at least you'd gone into the race with the pressure already off so it wasn't a disappointment. I can't race in the heat either. Fleetwood is a very flat course - I might look into that one myself as I've done it a few times
Chick I not only rarely buy any other clothes than running kit, outside of work I end up wearing it when I'm not running Way comfier than normal clothes! Take care of yourself cycling to work.
That didn't take long to decide to enter Bournemouth marathon AA! Hope the hamstring was ok on the trendy 5M.
You've not taken long to get back into the swing of things since London 2old! 20 miles and 20 minute 5K, nice numbers. Amsterdam is a good one as long as it's not windy, which I guess is the case for any marathon. I've had two out of three good ones and I think the bad one would have been better if it wasn't a last minute decision to do it.
Hi all, been AWOL for far too long! Lost my mojo a bit over the summer last year, then my confidence, then picked up a piriformis injury which has plagued me since Berlin Marathon in September. Finally feel like I'm getting somewhere with it - just a bit frustrated with how much it seems to have set me back.
Good to see the same thread regulars as well as some new faces. I don't have any marathons planned this year, London 2017 will be my next one.
Hope everyone is recovering well from their Spring marathons? Some very quick results posted - really enjoyed reading the reports, we all know too well how marathons can go either way and it sounds like London was no different.
So sorry to hear you've developed a stress fracture, Chick - hope the cross training helps to keep you both fit and sane!