Sounds pretty idyllic Philip (apart from the chafing that is!). not sure I could contemplate a long run in anything otehr than shorts. Presumably Ric, that's nto a problem for you as you clearly wear the trousers!!
After a running rest (30M bike) yesterday, managed a nice session myself at lunchtime - more because it went without any pain than for the scenery, as it was on the outskirts of Aylesbury! 7M with 4x1M at about 10k pace off 2 mins recovery. 5:54, 5:48, 5:55, 5:49 (odds slightly up hill).
Sorry Stevie – just realised I called you iron earlier! (no offence to iron either – you’re lovely too ). Wise choice on those reps as well given the pace!
Nikki – sounds like a bad night. Good session despite that though (although Philip might be a bit annoyed about the pacing consistency!)
Matt – on reflection, the right thing to do might have been to have taken three weeks off running when it flared up (but who does that unless you've broken a leg or something?!). To be fair, I have really cut down on both duration and intensity of training to try and manage it, and have even had a couple of chunks of 5 days off in a row. Plus rolling/stretching and a period of no stretching for good measure! Trouble is now, Wokingham is only 7 weeks away, so do I persevere and hope it’ll heal or just give up on Wokingham altogether and become a lard-arse over Chrimbo
Ric – Michael Johnson’s quote is spot on even for us mediocre athletes! Give me a week of tough training over coping with rest anytime!