Morning all! (at least this side of the Pond it is still AM)
Some good running and racing over the weekend there! Sorry to hear about continued travel issues, OH. Hope you have a book or your knitting to keep you entertained
What: nothing/some stretches and strength Why: leg still not entirely happy Last hard: yesterday does not count Last rest: most of last week
Went for a jog around the block yesterday but I could feel the tension in the calf returning. At least it did not get into full blown crippling cramp, and it does not feel too sore this morning. I'm curious to see what the chiropractor suggests might be up, tomorrow. I hope it's an easy fix, like my hip being out of wonk after all that flying or something. Hope springs eternal...
OH: thanks! Looks like I may have to try something.
LMH: yes, Stickless and I met last in person in September, when I could show her around my new running grounds here in NJ. We do try to coordinate our visits. It doesn't always work, obviously, but we have managed to make it happen on several occasions.
I would have known Wednesday’s lyrics! Should have known Thursday’s
OH: oooh I wonder if your Wednesday’s graphic representation will take off. I’ll have a go when I can venture out for a run, hopefully tomorrow.
Dibs: you go and show them!! I hope orthopaedic surgery is not all about brutal force- and it seems to be very much about middle aged males with a lot of anxieties about women intruding on “their” territory. Best of luck with the interview, fingers and toes are crossed!
Kentish Niggle: Welshpoppy’s story gives you hope, I trust? And Welshpoppy: congrats!
What: maybe a gentle jog this afternoon Why: still feeling that leg, probably not helped by an 8hr transatlantic flight Last hard: erm… Last rest: not a lot of sleep on the plane but just sat down, fired up the iPod and relaxed. I guess that counts. Lyrics: nope.
why: wait and see for a few days after I had to abandon Monday's run.
last hard: Saturday intervals (yeay!)
Not sure if I overdid those intervals, I did not feel anything in the legs during the weekend. I was doing an extremely leisurely run Monday morning when a massive cramp attacked my lower leg. Walked home. I'm curious to see what happens when I will try again in few days. I've never had this particular problem or a cramp mid-run, usually that's for the middle of the night if they show up
Pretty good mileage there from Dustin, OH, and Welshpoppy. Mine is 63M- meh. Told you training got bombed.
Off to cheer me up with some Beethoven symphonies, seems to do the trick these days.
I'm this side of the big pond for an extended Thanksgiving break. I won't promise to be around a lot or even regularly again because life has its ups and downs.
Most recent exploit: Philadelphia half marathon, official race time has not registered quite correctly but I know it was 2h36' and change. Not my best, not my worst and not bad all things considered. Training for the full was going pretty well, when it got bombed in the crucial weeks by a course of antibiotics (ear infection) and my dad passing away. (He had been ill for a long time, but it still came a bit quicker than expected.) But I ran the whole thing the whole way (with a short pit stop) and felt great.
Now I'm eyeing up some speedwork and 5K schedules for a change.
lyrics: no, but probably yes when I hear it. Plus ça change...
what: 4M slow
why: recovery and maintenance
last hard: Philly half
last rest: Mon-Wed.
Happy Thanksgiving for those who celebrate. (and welshpoppy: it's 26 Nov. here )