Ratzer yes they did bike fit as part of the process. Never been on rollers before then - was weird. I need to book in for the 6 week check so I can get them to look at it again...I think it is too high as I can barely reach the floor and it strains my toes when stopped at lights, but they said it should be that high to get the most power I do find the gears too easy as well (I use 8 of 9 when between junctions and 9 on the flat most of the time), so perhaps its just my massive thighs causing problems...
Brandon Hill is tough! Climb the tower if you really want a workout.
Haha AndrewD but not the ballet eh. Sorry about your knee - 72 hrs rest cures most niggles.
I normally do pilates once a week as weel, but its during work hours and has fallen off over Xmas as meeting keep getting put in for that time. It is free though so cant complain too much.
Alehouse I havent seen them for ages as I dont get to parkrun much anymore. How was Hyde?
Dr. Dan when you started bike commuting did it result in a reduction in volume of running? I got home last night, soaked, cold and pissed off after cycling through strike traffic and surpisingliy didnt make it out for a run. I also have very tight hips and back... wonder if my position on the bike needs looking at. I'll be somewhere near 100 miles on the bike this week as I'll be using it on Sunday as transport.
I often find the parkrun after a thursday session is hard!
MYOX long hill reps are good. Enjoy the rest.
Surrey County Champs on Saturday meant a gold medal for my team (woot!), but sadly a DNF for me as aforementioned tight hips gave me the threat of a pulled hamstring. Massage on Sunday, and its starting to feel better, but the bike commutes are not helping. First ballet class tomorrow as well just to pile on the misery/fitness
Will run tonight and see how the hamstring/back is, but could definitely do with getting some more stretching in and less stress at work in
Equally at the end of Feb I ran 1.25 half then in tbe two weeks prior to London a 39.31 10k and 19.03 5k. You will see my half time is on paper way better than the other two times, but I only managed 3.08, probably due to the fact I average about 30 miles a week.
You ran your half pb two weeks before london
Agree about the 3:08 being a lack of miles, loads of men in my running club have amazing times to half, but never quite achieve their potential at the marathon, but then they dont want to train 80 miles a week.
You can "cheat" distances up to a half off low mileage. The marathon bites back if you do that (in general, for most people, there is always one who can pull it off!).
DT19 I was going to say the same (but a bit more bluntly!) last night...
MXOX I am by no means a speed monster, but my 5k time is 19:14, half 1:28:51 and full 3:15:28...
The full was set 1 month after the half and the 5k one week before so they are quite aligned. When my half time was 1:35 I was running maras at about 3:30 times. Its pretty normal for those who have relied on speed to sturggle to convert their shorter distance times at the marathon. Not impossible but usually requires a lot of mileage building over consecutive attempts...