Very impressed with the cake baking TR. Hope the curse of the dodgy calf stays away this time!
Nice sensible tapering Charlie, all the best for Sunday.
Difficult balancing act Dr.D, a few easy/rest days won't do you any harm.
Storming stuff SL, fully expecting to see you in a 'I beat Paula' t-shirt at the end of April!
A swift recovery to Selbs & Ryan, hope Muss sorts out that hernia. A clubmate of mind had one fixed and he couldn't run for a few weeks so timing is of the essence!
Fine MLR's TT & ES.
I managed 17.5m today without incident which has started me wondering whether to do Barcelona as some sort of training run after all. That is my first long run since late January so if I take the plunge it could be slow & messy!
A gem of translation from the Barca Marathon starting instructions comes out as a string of innuendo. It is also physically impossible..
'We ask for runners to come in their respective drawers at least 10 minutes before the first starting shot.'
I started suffering with tight/heavy hamstrings in December and eventually saw a physio who confirmed tight hammys and hip flexors plus weak core. Not injured as such but I was advised not to run fast or long (since January) so I think I'm pulling out. I am slowly improving with various exercises but it hasn't come right in time. I did have brief thoughts of doing it as a steady training run but I respect the distance too much to mess with 26.2 miles under cooked.
Gutted really but serves me right for neglecting strength & conditioning at my age! Best of luck to those of you running, hope the weather is kind on the day.
Great miles TR & DanA (Dan - hope to be at the Barca finish line with something cold & frothy for you!
Good mudlarking at the Nationals Jools, PP & CL (nice 20 today on top CL).
Top session with a race in the middle Ryan!
As the physio has forbidden me to run full tilt for a while, rather than chuck my Snake Lane 10 number in the bin, I volunteered for pace making duties for MrsWardi today. An old 1:28 PB was there for the taking with 1:25 a possibility based on recent times. The elastic was stretching in the last 3 miles but she hung on grimly to smash it with 1:23.58 so I hope that's got me a few brownie points! Running a PB at age 56 is an outrage, also the fact that she seems to want to spend the rest of the day consuming tea & cake and not ironing anything is also an outrage!
That sounds very frustrating ON7. I did get a grumbly knee fixed once (fell over heavily on it twice) - I couldn't bend it into a kneeling position due to pressure in the joint. Luckily my physio was qualified in needle therapy so he injected cortisone into the knee. A week later I had full motion restored. Depends I suppose if your physio can ascertain whether it's the knee affecting the hip/calf or in a different order, or not linked at all! Best of luck with it anyways, I'm struggling a bit presently so I feel your pain.
I'm still under physio's orders not to run too far or too fast until I get some hamstring & hip flexibility back - so just steady runs for me a the moment which is better than nothing. Two weeks of exercises seem to have done a bit of good - I can stretch further and do a one legged squat without falling over now so some progress made! I think Charlie does squats while brushing his teeth if I remember rightly.
Some great training going on, I'm very jealous.
Egg talk.. many years ago after my hometown 10 mile race a pickled egg eating competition was organised in the pub. One chap tried to get ahead by 'sub 5 minute egging' but my mate who was an experienced campaigner kept a steady chewing pace and was the first to reach 15 pickled eggs to take the win.
Selbs.. sorry to hear of your woes, get well soon fella.