Congratulations Alex. That's a brilliant achievement.
I've just looked in here after some considerable time away. I guessed you'd smash the target and am delighted for you. I'm slowly recovering from injury, hardly done any running for 2 months now but will probably pitch up at VLM in two weeks anyway and see if I can jog round the first half. Might see if I can get upto half your pace
Great session today AW. Don't know why I'm reading this thread as your running and mine are chalk and cheese! Well done Andy today. Sounds a good confidence booster today.
I was in a lot of pain last night and this morning and starting to wonder if i ever wanted to run again but fortunately today has been quite positive and the pain in my hip/ glute has eased considerably. Think I've worked out the problem is the piriformis muscle that is aggrevating the sciatic nerve. Walked down the stairs this morning and something clicked in my glute and I immediately felt a bit better! Have subsequently done some piriformis stretches and realised this is tight and painful. Seeing the physio on Monday but now thinking I may be able to run again... perhaps in the not too distant future!
Excellent 800's AW. Don't think I could do one at that pace! Very good reps last night from you as well KR!
Looks as if I've picked up an injury and made it worse. Started with lower back pain but has now spread to hip/ glute, hamstring and bottom of shin! I felt fine after the half on Sunday (perhaps slight discomfort in lower back) but runs on Tuesday and Wednesday have spread problem into the leg and I think I'm going to need a few days rest (hopefully not more). Very annoying... Hard session last night was definitely an error...
Just caught up with the thread... been a bit down with my running over the past week and have been concentrating on other things..
Great 10k pb last week AW! Brilliant. Sorry you had to blow out Wokingham today, but sounds as if it was the sensible thing to do. I ran there today, and was relatively pleased, hence a look at runnersworld tonight! Given my recent form, I thought I'd do well to break 1.32 (my pb is 1.29.30). Anyway, I managed 1.29.57 which exceeded expectations and was pretty steady all the way round. Splits: 6.51, 6.59, 6.48, 6.51, 6.50, 6.55, 6.49, 6.53, 6.54, 6.58, 6.58, 6.56, 6.47, 5.56. Recovered very quickly afterwards and certainly don't feel as if I ran a half today. Obviously took it too easy(!) and will try a bit harder at Fleet next month.
Funny game this running. Think I've been a bit tired recently and haven't been resting enough. Although I still feel like I'm 18, the truth is I'm nearly 52 and need to be a bit more sensible. Easy week this week has certainly rejuvinated me and now ready to attack the rest of February! (with some rests!).
Good to hear your foot isn't getting worse. I didn't like the sound of the injections either (but I know nothing about these things!)
More great running this week AW. I'm sure I'm not the only one reading this thread who feels a bit inadequate! My running is improving but I reckon I must be at least a month behind you on progress. My best run this week has been 11.5 miles on Wednesday with 8 at 7minute/mile pace, so not great but that's better than I could have done a couple of weeks ago.
What sort of shape do you think you're in compared to your previous marathon attempts and what difference has there been in the training you've been doing? As I recall your pb isn't very different to mine - were you about 3.05? I'm 3.06.30. I'm no expert but I keep reading this thread and thinking you'll absolutely smash a sub 3.0