Dan, you are a legend. Glad you're feeling better.
Jools, well done at the relays. Hope the calf is nothing serious.
9M with some strides yesterday. Got caught up with some chaps running intervals on the Regent's Canal towpath which was quite a popular activity yesterday it seems. Strava actually tagged me as running with them which was quite funny.
Jools, hope everything is better in your personal life soon.
PP, I am not sure I'm qualified to offer training advice to a GB runner like MsP. However, Marigold does still have his training plan for the 50K worlds in 2012 on his website. Apparently he's quite a good runner . Congratulations on becoming a national champion yourself by the way!
Dan - hope you're OK now.
Padams, another win - congratulations.
I juggled my P&D week around a bit so I could do a 5-mile race in Luton yesterday in lieu of a tempo session earlier in the week. I promised myself not to race it too hard; I haven't raced since November and am out of practice! I found myself running at what I'd call the faster end of the tempo spectrum. I had enough in the tank to speed up and reel a guy in over the last mile and finished feeling like I could have carried on for a bit longer. 31:35 in the end (6:18 pace). That is a full minute slower than when I ran the same race last year but HR was 3-4 beats slower for each mile (except the last one) so I think I feel pretty good about that.
Hello everyone. I've been neglecting this place too. But I have been running, of which more shortly.
Bains, well done on the sub-17 5K.
PP, loved the gurning photo, but that was a schoolboy error!
LMH, Outstanding, amazing win at the Ultra run. Truly remarkable.
Padams, I'm running out of superlatives for you since I used them all up on LMH . A 10k 2nd place an HM win and a 5000m win since I last checked in around here. Bloody fantastic!
AlanB good 10K time in 70 mile week.
TR good to see you around, and back in training.
RS78, good to see you too and I hope you are running soon.
Right, so the foot does seem a lot better. I suspect it is extensor tendonitis (was mentioned by CW in an earlier post) as it does respond to RICE therapy. I think the biggest thing was changing footwear though. I'm back in more traditional stability shoes after the experiment with the Adidas Ultra Boost ST's. They are great shoes and really comfortable but I guess they just don't provide enough support for me. I'm able to run pain free again now fortunately.
So I've been at P&D for the last two weeks, training for Chicago in case you all forgot. It's been going OK, but the heat and humidity have killed any chance of decent speed in a couple of sessions. Today's 16M with 8M MP was alright though. Given how early it is in the campaign, I set a target of sub-7 for the MP miles. Didn't quite make it though: 7:04. I lost 30s in one hilly mile which when I'm fitter I tend to storm up but just didn't have the legs today. Onwards and upwards!
Hello all. I see some more racing has been going on - well done to everyone.
CW, I did the Bedford 10K last year, set a PB in the sunshine! I see that this year there was some half-decent prize money floating around, did you manage to bag any with your V40 gong?
The calf did clear up, thanks guys, but unfortunately a foot problem has now developed, pain on the top of my foot. I am icing etc. at the moment and trying not to think of the two dreaded words "stress fracture".