Hi, I've not posted on (or had time to keep up with) this thread over the last few weeks, so apologies for just jumping back in. I know these work best when everyone's active and supporting each other, but life has got in the way.
Had my first big target for the year at the weekend - the Reading half marathon. My training has been somewhat hampered by a niggly calf injury that meant I'd only run once in the three weeks beforehand, so wasn't going into it with any great expectations, but on the day it went better than I could have hoped and I finished in 1:34:23 - a new PB (only by 22 seconds, but they all count )
My main aim for the year is the Dublin marathon in October, and I was hoping to get some advice on a training programme to follow. For the marathons I've run previously I've tried to follow the FIRST programme, but I've always picked up injuries (it seems to particularly be the intervals that give me problems) Part of the attraction of the FIRST programme is that it includes a couple of cross training sessions a week which, as a keen cyclist as well, I like, to get some miles in on the bike too. I need to build up my mileage from the 20-25 mpw I have been doing, then I guess find a training plan to follow leading up to the Marathon.
Any suggestions / advice greatly appreciated, and I'll try and be a bit more active on here and keep up with what everyone else is doing (instead of just talking about myself )
I'd be interested to hear how you get on with the Loctite. I've got noisy Tacx Antares as well and I've been meaning to do something about it, but haven't got round to it yet. Would be good to know if just adding some Loctite sorts it. All the fixes I've online seem to involve changing the bearings too.
Sounds like you're making really good progress Blisters. I've been on the rollers quite a lot in the last couple of weeks, as a slight calf strain has kept me from running. Haven't done more than an hour straight though. I know distance is pretty meaningless without resistance, but was well pleased with 56km in an hour the other night