Hi guys, great to see the thread back to being busy. Looks like marathon training I in full swing, some proper speedy runs going on!
Still ticking over on 3 runs, body pump and yoga. Had a cut back week this week as I.t band was very tight in last 3 miles of last week's 11 miler. Lots of stretching, foam rollering and new trainers, all ok for 9 miles today.
Minni - how are you recovering from your op? We're home for the hols, got a friend from NZ visiting between Christmas and New Years. Mr Kiwi has run more races than me this year! He is completely addicted to obstacle racing and has even requested an annual pass to an event series as his Christmas present! He does still need to work on balancing the weekend races with a bit more training during the week, but should be easier with the new gym round the corner.
Good mileage 2old, everything behaving?
Barry - the wind is mental - literally had the worst night's sleep, stupid neighbours' clothesline cover was flapping violently all night, Mr Kiwi is thinking of ways how to remove it without them noticing!
Stuck to 8 miles yesterday, knee starting hurting at 7 miles couple weeks back, all ok yesterday. So still slowly building up. Hoping body pump and yoga is helping to injury proof the body.... thanks for the treadmill advice, have had it on 0.5% incline, so will try 1%. Hoping to build back up to 4 then 5 runs a week if the knee allows for it....
Ant - sounds like a full on first week - what schedule are you following?
Barry and 2Old nice 10 miles, you guys are so speedy!
Pink - all coming together nicely for you with the swimming and running.
School holidays have started - slept for 13 hours last night
So far this week, 2 short slow runs, Body pump and a Yoga class. Quick question for the dreadmill users - is there anything I need to be aware of if I start using the treadmill more? Am really enjoying my body pump and yoga classes and works out easier to run on the treadmill before or after the class - but seeing as I have never really used a treadmill am a little worried of injury potential from new surface..... any tips, i.e on incline etc? Lol, probably sound paranoid but I am, don't want to annoy the knee again!
Minni - hope the recovery is going well have had some weird hallucinations on morphine in the past but you are right, great how it wipes the pain out and allows you to sleep!
Pink - I hate the treadmill but have kinda been enjoying it for short recovery runs before/after gym classes, especially when it is pouring with rain outdoors! Couldn't go long on one tho.
Chick take care - isn't work a bitch, hate how it gets in the way, 11 miles is still good going.
2old - hope you are well.
Barry nice 10.
Did the Rudolph 5 mile run this morning, was blimming cold but loved it, treated it as a progressive run - first mile started with a 9 and last started with a 7, considering i haven't done any speed work at all was happy enough with that. 5 weeks until the offroad 15, eek!