I've missed a lot by the looks of it. Shoulder is sorted now and I'm off the silly pain killers. I ran a relay race at the Welsh Castles relay. I tried to wriggle out of it but we didn't have a team if I didn't run.
Having not run in 6 days smashing 9.5 miles was less than ideal. However... I did the business and ran 9.5 miles in just over 58 mins and came 7th (keeping my 100% top 10 record). Sunday I had a rest and Monday I couldn't walk straight as I really did annihilate myself. Never had legs like it after a race!
Jogged 3-4 miles each day this week to ease in. Just easy running next week too.
Hope we're all doing great - promise I'll keep up with the thread this week!
Bit quiet from me as I have a rotator cuff injury in my shoulder. Very painful, but I've been on some groovy painkillers by the name of Zapain for 4 days and I'm pretty sure I can now time travel! Ha ha!
Doctor said it is probably an overuse injury caused by running too much after a week off - so a week off, then down the dosage until it's worked out of my system and pray the pain is gone.
Watched Christleton 5K on Friday. As mentioned Rob ran a blinder, put himself on the line and dug in. 92% WAVA is unreal! Was a great night, with some inspiring running. Our lad ran 14:45 for 3rd which was exciting to see.
Matt, nice pot hunt today. I nice was to spend a bank holiday!
I've had 6 days off, been thinking hard and looking into different training ideas. I'm going to have a go at the Daniels' running formula approach. Very good read. I'm going to focus on 5/10K training and race lots of 1500 and 3000 races to keep sharp and have a bit of fun. Nice to feel settled and finally have a bit of direction. Just mean the mara might have to wait. The HM and shorter bucket list needs some more work!
Deanooooooo sub 2 get in there! So early in the season too! You must be sharp as an axe already! Don't worry about Christleton, you can always do Cappenhurst later which is quick or do a track 5K.
Nice report Bus, strong running. You often mention your decent are tricky and you lose places. Is there a way to improve this? I can't imagine running downhill is a pleasurable training session!
Matt, back in the game! Just as well you didn't;t slog out that 10K till the end (and end up crippled like me!). You can stay out of the fells a while longer yet mate.
Lots of good training too, some seriously good running here at the moment.
I'm enjoying a 5 day break to rest and then next week I'll start easy running for a week. I might even have a focused training plan for once! A autumn marathon is looking less and less likely. The 10/5K bucket list need some work first.