The "cross training" continues; those wardrobes I shifted last week got re-shifted and re-built by me again this week when word got out that they were available for free...knackered all over again! But in a good way; still not run yet - bit of "not doing the event depression" sneaking in and demotivating me I think.
I've decided not to run. Have had quite a heavy week shifting stuff about; major clear out of main bedroom, new carpet, new wardrobes etc, had the last 3 days on hols from work leading into the weekend and still not finished. Every muscle in my body aches including the hams! All thats been on the calendar for a few weeks now so I knew it was coming along, but not how much effort it would take. Didn't run at all this week and still not in good shape so I would be daft running a full marathon in a fortnight. So I still need to settle down and then pick up again slowly.
Generally I don't warm up before running, just set out slow. After major runs I have a protein shake, shorter ones I grab a drink of milk and maybe some chicken. I also have compress sport shins and quads for post major runs, sometimes sleep in them depending when I've run.
Good luck in Tenby, I'll keep dropping into the thread but probably not as often now.
That is a superb time! Well done. I've never tried to pb a half. 1:45 is one I recall doing at Blackpool as a measured run to understand 8 minute pace. Your training is going really well.
I've been looking back at whats going wrong with my training and I think I am burning out; too eager to move on up to the long miles and not giving myself enough time to recover from the last flare up. So, hams are still a bit sore, so I will rest again. Coming out of it this time I am going to do just one mile and then listen to my bones the next day; in pain or no pain? Irrespective I will leave it a full day with no pain and then do 2 miles etc. I am almost certain now I am not doing Tenby, that would be daft to cause another flare up. Got my sights on Cape Town and an all-out pb attempt, don't want to put that in jeopardy.
So, you are now post a pretty hefty effort I think in that half. How are you doing on recovery? Yesterday was your rest day wasn't it? Are you thinking of a day or two more rest to fully recover?
How did Freckleton go? I bet it was quite warm? I set out around 1pm here and the temp was well up.
I only did 10. My attempts at long runs are becoming a series of short runs with breaks to stretch ny hamstrings. Despite the rest and the massage I'm still getting a reaction each time I go out, so resting yet again today after sensing all was not good yesterday around the 5 mile mark and returning home.
Starting to think that running Tenby might not be a good idea, but will see how I go this week.