Had to ditch the 10k race yesterday following my fall last week. Still getting pain in my ribs but mainly when I stretch or lie down. Hoping to be able to get back to running (and swimming) this week.
I probably should have noticed this earlier since I have just followed the 10k plan from the P&L book but it seems very light on tempo/LT runs. I'm just about to start a 5k plan and have noticed the same thing. Is anyone else bothered by this or should I just 'trust in the plan'....?!
Dan - well done on entering the Olympic distance triathlon. I aim to progress to a sprint distance next year as I think a 1500m open water swim would still be a bit beyond me. I have this crazy idea of trying to qualify for the GB age group team in 2021 when I will be in the 50 yr age group!! I think I have enough time to prepare...!
I took a nasty fall on a training run on Monday which may stop me from racing the 10k this weekend. Badly grazed hand, bruised ribs, knee and hip and a smashed Garmin screen! It hurts to breathe deeply which doesn't bode well for racing....!
After feeling very pleased with a PB on a regular training route yesterday I then proved that pride comes before a fall this morning. Took a spectacular stumble and am now nursing a badly grazed hand and bruised ribs amongst other things! Also managed to badly crack the screen on my new Garmin!!
Enjoy your holiday Chicksta - sounds like the kind of holiday I would enjoy.
Went down to the track last night to do my interval session. The last time I did this kind of session on a proper track was about 2 years ago (ever since they mended the hole in the fence I used to go through to get onto the track at 5am!).
4 x 800m with 90sec recovery, 2 x 600m with 60 sec recovery - went OK but it was very warm. I'm just not used to running at that time of day!
I'm still HAADing albeit with a little bit of speedwork thrown in ready for my 10k race next weekend. I also entered a supersprint triathlon that was earlier this month so was doing lots of cross training. I decided against doing the marathon as trying to fit all the training miles in was making me feel exceptionally tired.
The last few runs I've done have been coming out at just under 10m/m for 72% max HR. Really chuffed to now have an easy running pace under 10 m/m pace.