Wardi - I struggled for about 4 weeks with it. Started off as stomach problems/nausea for me, then a sore throat/cough, then after about two weeks it got in to my lungs and became a chest infection which floored me for 2 weeks.
Running Bhoy - Ross Houston had a phenomenal run at the 50k, I hope this results cock-up doesn't affect the ratification of his new record!
Haven't posted for a few weeks as I've had nothing to report (see above Wardi comment). Finally got back training last week but I was a bit over eager in the comeback and developed discomfort in the right leg. It seems to be hamstring related as it feels tight and awkward. Decided just to let it rest and have been getting out on the bike this week instead. All going well, i hope to log about 250 - 300 miles for the week (150 done already) which should keep me ticking over.
Some huge training weeks getting logged by RS, SL & CW. Look forward to seeing how it works out for you all! Impressive prize haul from Joolska too, cyber pints are on you!
Good luck to everyone doing Manchester, I loved it last year! And well done to those that have made it or about to make it to the taper for London and are still running/hobbling/battling through.
Tmap - Just had to google Devizes to Westminster as had never heard of it before. It looks suitably nuts to be posting about it on here Good luck!
Joolska - Impressive training week! Things seem to be coming together nicely for you (I'm assuming it's London that you're building towards?).
TT - Sounds like you're on for another solid training week.
Dachs - Great performance at the Inter Counties! Fingers crossed the hip problems come to nothing and London can get back on track.
Padams - Nice intervals, being a bit of a statto myself the thought of doing a track session without a watch makes me very uncomfortable!
Wardi - Glad to hear you are recovering nicely, enjoy the rest.
Stuart Leaney - very impressive mileage and climbing stats, how long until the marathon?
Enjoy the taper Banksy, feels like Tokyo was only last week!
Nothing to report from me, haven't run a step this week. The bug is firmly routed in my chest now so not taking any chances. Missed the 5k yesterday, conditions were absolutely perfect and all I've heard on facebook/seen on strava is people posting some ridiculous PBs!
CD – Thanks and yeah I agree it was probably down to the stomach problem. I had set a target of low 74 before I signed up for the next marathon and it would have been better to have actually achieved it rather than convincing myself I’m in that shape and ‘it would have happened if it wasn’t for X/Y/Z’. One of my clubmates who I’ve been side by side with through the winter races and I managed to beat at the National CC’s was in the 74 group that I couldn’t hang on to and went on to run 73:5X.
Good racing Tipptop, definitely getting back to form.
Nice back to back long runs Padams, sounds like a confidence booster.
My body politely reminded me this morning that I had been ignoring a few aches and pains in order to make the start line yesterday. An expletive-riddled hobble to the bathroom convinced me it’s a good time to take a few days off and lets things rest/heal. I have a fast 5k race planned for Saturday but will see how things progress this week.
Forgot to put yesterday’s splits on my report: 5:38, 5:40, 5:35, 5:40, 5:36, 5:40, 5:40, 5:45, 5:51, 5:55, 5:56, 5:53, 5:54, 0:44
Nice racing Wardi and Joolska and good training Ryan and CD.
Balloch half marathon for me today. Perfect conditions and a relatively flat and fast course so was hopeful of a good time. Even though it was a small field of around 350 runners I found myself after about half a mile in a group of about 15 clipping along at low 1:14 pace. That's how it stayed for the first half feeling relatively comfortable. Then about 7 miles in my stomach started playing up again, got dropped by the group but managed to get back to them. Lasted about another mile before the stomach started cramping and then my hip started to tighten up. By this point the group dropped me again and it was damage limitation. Settled in with another guy who was struggling and we dragged each other to the finish. 1:15:34. A 30 second PB so can't be too disappointed but was hoping for a good chunk more going by recent results. After recent positive results I was considering bringing my planned Spring 2017 marathon forward to this Autumn but not sure now after todays performance. Need to have a long hard think...
CharlieW - I tried my first 100 mile week back in December. It was a big step up as my previous best had been in the 70's during my last marathon programme. It was all at easy/steady pace and apart from feeling a bit tired I didn't really find it too challenging at all. I've managed it a couple more times since then with a little speed work added but would like to get to the point where i can manage it consistently before I start the next marathon programme.
Padams - 40 hours a month sounds like a decent level of training to maintain, but i guess that depends on the balance of running to cycling. I don't really know what low training mileage is classed as on here though..
TR - Good luck with the blood tests.
Dachs - Nice big volume training! Thanks and yeah i definitely did need a break. I took Saturday off and just did a few gentle miles Sunday and that seems to have helped. Had to say goodbye to my running streak though. First day off since November...
Seem to hopefully getting over the stomach bug now. Managed my first run yesterday where I didn't simoultaneously want to empty my bowels from both ends! Did a few minute on/minute off reps and the legs seem to be coming back to life. The minute ons peaked at around half mara pace but I'm only seeing the positives! 4 more days until the half marathon so still remaining hopeful I'll be toeing the line.