Wow, OH! Now I understand why they call it a challenge! Great running by you and Els
Not much to report here ... post marathon injury (quad pain) reared its ugly head again at the end of last week so I decided to rest for a bit. Have a 10k on Sunday and will be resting till then. It's only local (about a mile from our house), so no travel involved and if the pain comes back I'll jog round or just drop out. TBH not expecting anything of the race anyway with so little running since the marathon and no speedwork worth mentioning. Bit disappointed - had hoped for a series of half-decent 10ks over the next 4 weeks but don't think that's going to happen now . Onwards and upwards
Carrot: wow, up to 15 miles already! That's brilliant!
And nice 13, Freemers.
Bro: congrats on the new job . Great running with a hangover.
Minni: great news!
Ant: well done on the 3000 - sounds brutal!
2old: more positive news from you. Keep crossing my fingers for further improvement.
No news on the running front here . I will be resting till Sunday . Then do the 10k and if the leg is giving me further grief I'll sit back and jog round with Mr. Chick. The race is local - less than a mile from home so no travel involved. Just a fiver in entrance fees for our local youth centre.
Not expecting anything really... with little to no running and no speed work since the marathon there's not a huge chance of PBing ...
Poor Minni I can totally understand how you must be feeling. At least I can run but I have to run slow and no further than 3-5 miles. Then the quad pain comes back. Like you I was looking forward (well not really but you know what I mean) to a bunch of 10ks to pick up some speed over the summer. Now all I can do is plod with Mr. Chick at 11mm pace
Col: that was shifting! Such a shame the course was short. Still, well done!
rockhopper: that's good advice! I did that with my HRM too when it gave silly readings.
Dunno about hills for flat marathons ... I used to live and train in a hilly area but found flat marathons a real challenge. Only changing most of my training to flat tarmac roads did improve my times... guess everyone is different.
I think I will do P&D for my HM in October and reduce mileage accordingly. I have their roadrunning for serious runners (or whatever it's called) book but the plans in there are very basic and you pretty much have to work out your own schedule. Too much hard work I like to be told what I have to do .
sorry to hear, Minni I'm a leetle bit in the same boat - the dodgy quad reared its ugly head again. I could feel it yesterday but thought I would get away with it. Well, I didn't. More foam rollering and less running required if I want to toe the start line on the 26th for the first dreaded 10k. Not sure about physios - I've never seen one that was any good
2old: sounds promising!
Kiwi: we are all going to get our other halves super fit in no time . That spinning sesh sounds great. Would love to do spinning again but shying away from the costs of a gym that I wouldn't really make proper use of. Too bad there's no pay as you go option anywhere near me.
Last night was 9 miles - 2m w/u + 5m @ HMP + 2m c/d along the trails. The 5m @ HMP I did on feel (I am experienced enough to know what HMP feels like). HMP used to be 7:05-7:10 - Last night it was 8 min mile pace - that's a huge difference
It will come back, spoons. Don't worry. You've done pretty serious mileage lately - I find that increased mileage is a speed killer.