bains - twice? Lol No it was just once, I tripped on a divet of grass or something, not sure. I was struggling on the flat and downhill sections after park run and was pretty done in at the end so was probably dragging my feet a bit. Daft to fall over so near the finish, but hey I wasn't too fussed, laugh it off. Solid 12m by the way.
Steve - high mate, cheers. I'm woefully out of shape on the road but general fitness is decent so will still give it a good bash. It's only a training run really but it'll be good to do that sustained effort, very different to the ups/downs of the fells. It's in sunny Redcar with views of the industrial skyline of Boro in the distance, how picturesque, lol Hope your half goes ok, I guess if you realise the niggle won't hold up to full gas effort you can use it as a general tempo run. Then you can get things sorted between now and Xmas before the marsthon campaign from Jan (I'm assuming you're doing one).
Selbs - good to see you running regularly again. There's a few on here who've defied serious, long term injury.
Scott - I did Tokyo in 2007, great experience.
PP - I haven't worn the adios boosts and I've only done one proper run in those Boston's and a short one to the gym and back today. I really like the feel of them and the shoe doesn't feel too cumbersome or raised up in the heel area. It's not light enough to race in IMO but definitely a good shoe for long runs and good, solid efforts. When you push it a bit they feel firmer and you feel like you can get good momentum. Maybe I'm talking bollocks, lol but yeah I'm impressed by them, they'll do me nicely.
Couple of gym visits for me today. A legs workout in the morning (step ups, squats, balance work etc) and jogged back to gym this evening too to do 30 mins on x trainer. Spin bike hills session tomorrow then couple easy days before Sunday.
A quick pop in....back at Uni, final year so had a lot on and had a heel niggle for a while.
Had a bit of a read back, well done to the relay folks and good luck to anyone running Berlin mara (PP, Lev?) Also from memory, well done to Jools for a half pb (clearly on for another mara pb), ON7 for his podium place and Jimbob for his half effort, AL P's effort. Loads of others training well for upcoming halfs too (CW) and the usuals such as PAdams and TR for their usual high quality training. Apologies to those I've missed, haven't been on here for a while so there's masses I've missed!
A heel niggle picked up on the fells end of July limited running recently but rest and x training in gym with loads of bike hills, rowing and conditioning (leg weights etc) sorted it. Got back to 5-6m runs here and there with x training and now back to normal training with an 11m last night in those new Boost Boston's (great shoe by the way).
Did first park run since April on sat, didn't go mad but it still felt hard, lol and ran 18.07. Was doing a 7m fell race locally in the afternoon as part of Thropton country village show so was conscious of not going too mad. Came 3rd in the fell race, was 2nd but tripped just outside the final field and finishing funnel (full commando roll) and got overtaken by fell clubmate. NFR had a 1,2,3 so got £20 and some beer and had a laugh about my fall. Not a super high standard of runners but there was still 80 runners and 3rd is 3rd. Can't complain having done park run in the morning too. Great route, a river crossing, fields, a long drag of a road, steep climb to summit, rocky descent, tracks through forest, road back through village.........beer tent at finish. Ideal distance for a challenge but not to blow the legs out completely. Climbing legs felt good from all the bike work and conditioning.
Redcar half marathon Sunday, using it as a training run (1.21-1.23ish maybe?) as haven't done nearly enough miles or speed work for a pb edfort or anything. Just trying to get my fitness up a bit more as prep for Langdale horseshoe fell race mid October which is main target race.
On swimming my technique probably has flawes in it left, right and centre but I actually find bi-lateral breathing the most comfortable for the neck.
DrDave - happy belated birthday!
Jools - solid 14m other day and 10k. What are you aiming at in Frankfurt?
DanA - amazing picture, that was actually my favourite spot on the trek me and my Stepdad did. Truly mind blowing views! That's some serious distances you were running too.
PP - tough training from you. And yes these flat races are a different kettle of fish haha. Actually trying to run fast/hard felt very different and very hard. Totally different kind if hurt too, but it was (uncomfortably) fun!
TR - enjoy your fishing/surfing, where are you going for this?
Lev - what Jools said, have a rest for a few days or some easy running, sound a bit blown out
CW - wild camp sounds ace. On grip/wet rock I don't think any shoe is going to be perfect. I think it's more to do with confidence and practice descending but as I've said before I think the mudclaw studs have better grip than 212s in general though the shoes are slightly heavier.
Just some steady running since my 10k. Did 7m yesterday and can feel a bit more road fitness coming back. Slightly annoyingly today I had to cut short my run at 5m as my calf had really tightened up and despite some stretching, brief massage and trying to run it off it just got worse. No point ploughing on risking injury and I'll just swim this afternoon instead as an addition. Probably x-train for a few days and pick the running up again midweek in London which might also help shift a minor heel niggle on the other foot.
SL - hope the fuller thing turns out to be a one off (obviously)
PP - good miles the other day
CW - enjoy the rest of your stay
bainspj - what was the Physio for?
TR - that sounds bloody hard that 30 secs on/off. I'll give it a go sometime though.
10k for me yesterday. Did an easy run tues and felt fine so thought I'd give it a go. 37.01. First 10k since 2012, first road race since March. 2 lap course, made the mistake of going out too quick and quickly felt very uncomfortable. The "fell" legs were always going to get a bit of a shock given zero speed work over the past few months. Enjoyed it though even if I felt very out of practice. Decent training with a number on, fitness will benefit.