Dan - that's shit mate, tough luck, not much more to say.
Bufo - that's why I like the fells, it's tough on the legs but not in the way the pounding on the roads is. Much more variation of muscle use too So you actually pick up less niggles (Ofcourse there's a good risk of turning an ankle descending in rocky terrain).
HR - you must be in good shape your training has been impressive.
LukeStur - solid marsthon training time there.
Seems like there's a few racing today, hope everyone has done well!
Park run yesterday for me here, last min decision so jogged over at 8.40. Hadn't done it for a while so thought I'd give it a bash. Was pretty windy out so found it tough but 17.43 and 4th place. Had noticed a familiar face at the start but I was just waking up still and couldn't think who it was........checked the results after and none other than bloody Padams from here,,lol Sorry I didn't get to say hello mate, I kind of recognised you but didn't think it was you at the same time, being so for north!
Brough Law fell race this morning, short category of only 5 miles but a very steep start then rolling hills and a super steep descent to finish. Got the first hill completely wrong, was 4th up the top but too much lactate build up and struggled to get into a groove after that, legs shagged, haha Managed to hold on for 5th place out of 120 so a decent showing. Great little race and lovely countryside up that way.
Dan - what CW says basically. A tight piriformis will put pressure on the sciatic nerve as it contracts when tight or overworked. In some people the sciatic nerve actually goes through the piriformis, most people it goes under). You might find once you release it a bit the pain eases but stretching the hamstrings/quads out properly will help too. Working abductors and strengthening the glutes should take strain away from it over time to prevent it reoccurring.
HR - like you I want to run a fast half and I'm aiming at the autumn for it. Will be focussing on those hideous park runs making other things over the spring and summer to get a bit faster. The other focus will be some longer endurance stuff for the big fell races in the lakes but they won't need marathon training, just a few long runs here and there. I think I could get down to a 77 in the half with the right training.
For the people who ran at Reading, that final stretch to the stadium feels windy even in good conditions so god knows what it was like yesterday!
CW - 8'9, I feel fat now, haha
Steve6 - well run at Tunbridge mate, hope you're well. Are you doing London again?
HR - amazing run considering how you were feeling!
Padams - that's a quality result
AW - proper mileage from you, must be on for a big pb in London.
LukeStur - amazing pb, congrats, thats a great achievement
Bufo - immense time at Reading
DrDave - fast park running
Jimbob - I used to find mixing up those fast sunday runs with Heathside with my own slow 20s was a good mix. I didn't like doing those runs every week.
TT - good pacing job, that must be rewarding
10 miles for me yesterday after xc but i half rolled my ankle after 2 miles so it was pretty sore towards the end of the run so I cut things short. Post fell race the ankle has been a bit weak but ironic that I got through xc on sat. Turns out I was 48th fastest on sat down from 63rd at the last fixture so it shows progression.
Easy week for me with just easy running for a few days then giving park run a bash sat and a local 5/6m fell race on sunday.