Biggun, as back injuries can be so varied take this with a pinch of salt! And go see a running friendly doc or better still physio.
I started running with a back injury (had a degenerated disc operated on). It's now an on-off injury and am currently suffering a bit again - am still running but all easy runs and will stop if the pain gets worse.
(when I remember) I have a load of exercises I should do and they (can) ease the pain a bit.
**note to self** If you suffer from a bad back do not try dry stone walling at the weekend!!
Evening all! Thought I'd best pop in to say 'congrats' to VT for the win - so "Congrats"
Our own WarCriminal spotted me in another thread so thought it best I say 'hi' to you all. It's been a bad month with manflu, my back issues and torn muscles in my chest cavity (caused by coughing during manflu).
I have been doing some easy running and trying to get the olde AHR back down to where it was before I started faster stuff and sad to say that even though am recovering from the above my pace is now slower than at the start of the year and AHR is still slightly up.
Woefully under prepared for the Mull Half in just under 3 weeks and will be lucky to go sub 4:30 at Loch Ness in September. I've decided easy mileage is the best way forward for me right now and just try to build up my stamina so I can complete 26.2 in my best possible time.
Am currently running with just my current HR on display on the watch (I think it was Chick that suggested that a whiles back?). It does help me stop worrying about pace and still get to see my mile splits.
One bit of good(ish) news, I went out with my running club (ooeer) for the second time on Sunday and a 40 minute run - 20 out and 20 back and we all went at our own pace. Was fun to chat to people around me and a great feeling when on the hills peeps stopped talking, fell back and sometimes walked while I pressed onward
Am well and truly back in the HADD groove and look forward to getting back to into some proper training.
Yeah, I may have been faster but you put it much better
Kenton, as it has been mentioned above, tarmac would probably give a faster time than grass but depending on bends, weather, incline/decline etc it really is hard to tell. Cougie probably gave the best advice - go and do it