Just checking in from the other side of the world to say give it some in a few hours Marigold! Great to see that "from cigarettes man to marathon man" article on prominent display on BBC online for a day at least as well as from DanA's link, just awesome stuff.
Keep up the great training and racing everyone else and hope the injured heal quicker than i do!
Padams, hope the healing continues well and quickly.
Nice to see Bufo running fast again, and Lev cranking out the big mileage. CW still a decent 10km, and good luck getting yourself right for the fells, am sure it will be great.
DanA you're doing some awesome mileage again, the woes of earlier in the year seems distant memory!
Tmoth - bonkers!
i'm sitting at home after a night dealing with blocked drains/clearing s bends, all to no avail so now making a plumbers appointment. plus got ice on my very swollen knee which blew up like a balloon a couple of days after football last wednesday. so that was the stupidest thing i have done for a while and i have done a few. 2 days of boys golf trip i guess haven't helped it, but don't think its made it worse, its just really swollen. nowt i can do but be patient, am guessing by the amount of swelling and lack of progress even with anti inflames and icing, this will be a good 2-3 weeks on the bench again. nz on weds night anyway, so timing not the worst i guess.
TR - binning Abo already? u have plenty of fitness, and lots of cumulative miles in those legs, and you only need a 10 week plan don't you. isn't Abo in Ocobter?
DanA, i know i'm still a relative newby at around 6 years to this long running thread but even so, i'm pretty sure the phrase would have been used before this thread started!
nice sessions DrDAlP and PP. I do a few of those sweaty treadmill sessions, and i think on the longer sessions they end up giving a fairly accurate representation of pace/fitness (say for 10 miles up) to heart rate/effort, because whatever you ight gain for no wind resistance/terrain/weather whatever you lose for the cumulative heat/sweat.. never sweat as much outside! for shorter sessions they tell me i am faster than i really am.
Good luck with the 10km CW, and glad the legs are slowly recovering RS and Padams. Top effort listening to the boss as well, if only i did sometimes...
well, as expected, playing an hours football (6 a side) on concrete based astro turf has done my knee in. well just normal done in/swollen and sore as it gets. So i won't be able to fit that into my marathon programme as the speed work as i hoped!! still love playing it was great to be back doing it actually, but the suffering afterwards and amount of time out each time means i really do have to call it a day i think and save kick a bouts for when my boy gets older. off on 2 day golf trip now which is going to be hard enough with the swollen knee, so after about a week of no running (at a guess) i will ease back to it (also in nz for 2.5 weeks soon) so will just rehab again and then start the 11-12 week marathon programme on return!
TR were u joking or did he really do it with a broken wrist?
sounds like congrats are in order CRAB for qualifying for Kona - awesome.
PP and TT getting to it nicely with sessions.
I wont add myself to the list until i've at least had a month of not being injured... i have managed 3 1 hour steady runs so far this week. Going to play footy at lunch, which has risk written all over it for me, but i get injured runing anyway so what the hey.
hope those legs freshen up soon Padams. You must have really beasted yourself!
wow some mighty tough stuff going on up in the fells then this weekend. well done Padams and RS, sounds amazing and hard. Likewise Dan pulling ount a nice 5km then 40 miler!
consistent fast 5km's there PP, and like others have said i am sure the big breajtrough sub 16 will come soon given right conditions and prep. Dachs you sound right back to form and again a very fast 5km and nice PB well done.
healing vibes to Wardi and CC2.
DrD and Al_P sounds like good 10 milers in the NF to me.
Lev, sounds like lots of quality and big miles training going on, and CW more of the same madness from you, hope you've dodged anything serious injury wise then!
Joolska well done fitting the miles/training in with a reshuffle.
well i've come down with a bit of a head cold/man flu myself, probably due to just too many late boozy nights in a row in the last week. Not too much running to report, didn't run Fri and Sat - Fri due to bit sore after racing thursday, and Sat just didn't get a chance. Sunday did 9 miles, and today 8 just steady. Going to keep it all steadyish with the odd tempo i guess over the next 4 weeks as i try to build some mileage now and hope to avoid more bench time.