Mr V- If you are racing the ten miler and plan to do very well at gnr I would simply see how you recover. For me personally, it would take me until Thursday to feel like doing anything faster than easy, and by Thursday on a hm week I would be looking to taper right off.
You're a fair bit younger than me though so likely to recover quicker.
Physio for me this am again. Did some deep massage in the key area and heavy stretching. He cant find anything wrong beyond muscular strain so a bit confusing why its not going away.
Probably have a rest today to let my body absorb the treatment then do some bike work on weekend.
Question of my own here with my target 10k now only 2 weeks sunday and having not run in 2 weeks...Can cycling/spinning maintain my running fitness for a few weeks? I really felt from LT runs I was in pb shape 3 weeks ago.
In my last threshold Lit, I tried to ignore my watch to a degree and the effort felt far easier than the recorded hr. However....i dont ultimatetely trust it as a couple of occassions i glanced down and it had the current bpm at 202 or thereabouts, which clearly wasnt correct.
I am not really sure of max hr, the highest I have hit training/racing is about 183. I assume though that wouldnt be my max as i would have exploded?!!
In further non running news (which i will link back to running)......i've just had another ppi windfall of several grand from a graduate loan i took out in 98. The refund is in fact more than the loan itself was! Linking back to running, once i am fit again I am unquestionably getting myself one of those funky garmins!! I did think about setting it as a reward for a pb but taking everything into account it will probably no longer the top dog by then!!
Lou- its the impact of running (the loading phase my physio calls it) that is aggravating it. Equally standing cycling at a bit of pace aggravates it a bit with some resistance. I just tried it briefly. As long as i keep the gears low when standing and for anything else I stay seated, then its all fine.
Anyway......if all i have left is general strength and body pump I will very soon be challenging mace for his king of the scales crown!
I assume you are not using mcmillan as threshold pace? I would have thought off your recent races they would have threshold around 6.35. Unless T pace doesn't mean threshold?
Mace- I can see why that would have caused you issues. I think after even a week off the first 3/4 runs need to be easy paced.
Yes it does get a bit protracted towards the end. I particularly enjoyed being taken to touching distance of the finish at about 11 miles! I did 1.27 that day. Be very surprised if i matched that right now.