Mr P. Really sorry to hear that, at least you know what the issue is now though. As Malcs says there'll be another consultant out there who would offer a different outlook on things.
Hans, great running! Thats a nippy time for pushing a buggy, I'd struggle to achieve that right now buggy-less! I did the abbey dash last year, great for PB's. Although I was suffering a bit when I ran it last year as well. It's all going well so far Sense, we'll see how I get on when things get a bit more challenging!
Malcs, thanks. Yes, 3 good weeks now. Very pleased with how its going and I feel that the consistent strength work is really working well for me. You haven't missed the 'store day' report I will get that on there later. Very hectic times at work at the moment. Totally agree about the foot. Hope you're able to knock out a trouble free run at the weekend!
So I'm now on week 4 of the plan. Strength work was done on Monday, an easy 4 miles last night. I've got an interesting one tonight, 7 miles alternating at MP (8:00m/m). Looking forward to that one. Still feeling great, no niggles. I'm starting to get used to the DOMS that come with strength work and running it off.
As I said I'll be on tonight and I'll give you the low down on the running techniques workshop. A fantastic day! I received a video of me shuffling on the treadmill last night.
Freemers, well done at Norwich! Great time considering the conditions and also that Norwich isn't exactly the quickest half. Especially if they've added more hills to the route. Good to hear you got to meet Angela as well!
Sense, good running as well mate considering you've not been at your best! Kudos to you for getting out there in that minging weather.
Charles, how was your XC today? Had a look on Strava. My day yesterday was fantastic, really informative and great to meet the coach! I'll do a proper write up tomorrow explaining what we discovered about my running style!
I went out and did my 15 easy miles this afternoon. I was up early with the intention of getting out there first thing but I looked out the window and thought, nah. It was still chilly when I went out and this was my first run of the season in my tights! I did an out and back along the Great Ouse and the River Lark for the most part of my run. The arm of the River Lark was a wee bit tricky underfoot so it slowed me down a touch. A really nice run though and feeling stronger all the time. I could've knocked out a few more miles at the end without too much trouble I think.
That's three quite solid weeks done now, I'm getting there! Here's the link for todays run if you fancy a look.
Hi Sense, I'm looking forward to the 15 on Sunday. These are my favourite runs, just getting out there with the headphones on playing some mellow tunes. Absolutely love it. The diet thing started really well although its slipped a little from the first week. I am making healthier choices generally though. I need to get my head into the book I bought, 'Racing weight'. I've some comments in the last week that I'm looking slimmer so I'm pleased. Good luck with the 10k tomorrow then mate, a few more weeks hopefully and you'll be able to start thinking about Spring marathons!?
Really excited Freemers! Hopefully Angela can sort you out a place at the half, be good to meet you. Good luck for Sunday, looking forward to hearing how you got on.
Angela, I switched yesterdays run to today. I got back from a long day at work yesterday and just felt completely drained. It wouldn't have been pleasant I think. So I did my 5 easy miles earlier and the strength work I'm going to do shortly. No issues from tonights run. I've got to say though I'm really looking forward to doing speedwork again! I'll see you tomorrow, cant wait!
Sean, your right it is horrendous! That made Sundays wind look like a gentle breeze. Got a few strange looks from people struggling to walk through it.
Ruffles, Sense thank you. Yes almost exactly to plan so I was really pleased and the running just gets easier. Sounds like a tough run Sense but glad you enjoyed it. Sounds like my kind of run! At least you weren't peeing when you fell, that would've been more embarrassing.
4 windy easy miles tonight. No problems at all and not feeling any ill effects from Sunday. The stretching session as well has left me DOMS free tonight for once as well. Lets hope this wind eases for tomorrow!