Need for speed, be careful with that achilles.
took me out for a long time, down to one slow run a week and then hobbling. Less really is more for this.
Get it checked now, massage could clear things in a week or so, or recommend physio and exercises if needed. Don't see how 5 days of biking and still working calf is going to help. Less impact than running but still works legs. Have you changed shoes recently? new model, lower drop perhaps. Usually something you've done.
Howard, you are a young man according to that HR. Have seen exactly the same. 220 minus age is just a vague rule. Good tip on the Polar.
chunkytfg, based on that half time, sub 4 is tight, but those bric sessions will help massively. sounds like a tasty nearly half mara pace run today? If that was easy, likely you could do sub 1:50 which improves chances.
Nearer the time, far better doing a 20 miler event IMO. Its worked well for me every time to be more confident doing sections at PMP so not flat out.
as for mixing tri ironman training, another ironman pal- just slightly slower than me and going for sub 3:30 .. couldn't understand why he blew up during race, legs went, he hit wall, got tired, ran 4:14. two weeks after he came clean - he did a 100km on bike the day before. Madness. You still need a little mini taper of 5-7+ days.
Ikle, Hope the house sorts out. Purple park run sounded great. Hope your friend gets good news.
Which marathon? Barcelona & Malta only road ones I can think of in Feb.
Clearly with your stepson, you're going to need to choose xmas presents wisely... perhaps doc martens, big box of chocolates and playstation games
Mixed week for me. Mad few days at work, and got very stressed to point of being physically tight in chest and felt wiped out, didn't bother running and had a bath, eating custard creams and then good sleep.. One of those days when you want to scream at someone.. came very close!
Thankfully day off and trip to Scotland to see family. Light 7 miles yesterday then tested head torches out tonight with a muddy 10 miles with pals. Mental but fun Blair witch style.
Hey Chunky. Welcome.
1:52 is tight for sub 4 especially if you're male. Women generally have better endurance, us men have speed, all the testosterone so tend to fade more. Your tri training will help though.
1:50 and nearer to 1:45 the higher your chances are. WishfulThinking (where is WT these days?) did 3:59:5x off 1:52 half.
Those marathon prediction things overestimate.
Howard sounds good. Enjoy the run.
Martin, c2c sounds like fun. Tempting.
need for speed. It was just the wind that blew me out plus needing clif blok shot or Haribo , . As for first road half in 2 years, in that time, I have done 5 marathons, 6 ultras, 20 milers, 4x24 hr events, trail and lots of league 5-6 mile stuff. 1:40 trail half in September even. I get bored with some distances then come back to them.
Susan in case I'm not on before then, good luck on 16th.
Susan, Seems far off now but I'm sure you will be back running soon. we are all thinking of you, and will be on the 16th especially.
Good runs by need for speed , Ikle, and very promising 10:30mm run by Fido.
Howard, great 18 miles and understand why you wanted to do it so early. Compression shorts and socks for me, definitely help, and post run too. Not so sure about the need to do run at sub 10mm by December though or the mention of pain/ tightening up in last 3 miles. men tend to go too fast on LSRs, I've done it myself. If you could do the 10mm and chat then effort about right. Congrats though.
Did you do the long run in the new balances?
Legs were goosed after Sunday half, very tight calfs at top outside.. Racing flats were wrong choice. Fast but surface was hard park tarmac and pavement not road. 1.5 mile section into head wind mile 10 to 11, lost 30-40 secs and wiped my energy out, felt sick, really should've taken something mile 6-7. Tank empty coming out of the wind, no kick and painful last two miles feeling like legs of glue. 6 seconds off target and 35 off a PB but for first road half in two years, very happy with result.
Bit of active recovery slow jog around yesterday, few hills easy and then back for a sports massage. Much better today, worked arms, bit of balance & mobility work with PT. Rest tomorrow.
Susan sounds like you had a better week, and another op soon so they are looking after you. Hope Gordon and crew are taking good care of you, spotted him on Sherlock last week as the gay bar man. That sounds wrong.
Howard how are the Glutes???I did wonder the effect of two runs close together, by now you might've done 3x 16 in 3 weeks. What's the rush with VLM so far off?
Any races before VLM, 10k or half to give you a true target pace?
Heart rate isn't a rigid 220 bpm minus your age, will vary. I can still get up in the 190s. Hr strap is okay for me, just below breast plate. Wet the contacts, unless you have a hairy chest...
Shedboy, compression socks work for me, even if only less tired in the days following.??Also stop scratches from thorns on trail runs and muddy legs.
Ikle, I saw your joke. Hopefully you will be joking about your own front door soon.
Oh Martin I was of course being facetious. I'm not thinking of doing comrades. I'm doing comrades! Glasgow to Edinburgh ultra sounds tempting too with family up there.
Had some good recent sessions. After 8 weeks of speed work and 4 months of gym work, then November 3 x 10ks and off road race, legs are pretty good shape. The free weekly trail runs are fab, see lots of areas i know but new routes, paths you missed. Maybe should tell Judderman?
Last Saturday early 7 miles trail group run, then great training workshop with team GB athlete jenny meadows and her coach, some good tips on hips and posture, breathing.
Turned up at club long run Sunday, only one other runner wanting to do 11 miles but 5-7 minutes faster than me at half m pace. Dragged me around 11 mile trail in 1hr 30... Finishing sub 7 pace. Great run but boy did I have to work hard.
Should be doing club race Sunday but doing a road half instead, see where I'm at if in 10k PB shape.