The more i read and see generally, the more i take the view-
1.Nobody really quite knows how the human body works in this respect and what categorically works.
2. We are all an experiment of one and as Muddy says above, we have to find out own personal blend of training.
Lit, yes I understand that but I did spend a considerable period of time doing a lot of easy miles and went backwards. I have adapted my schedule over each cycle I fundamentally I do enjoy doing some running nice and easy so on top of following my schedule I do now do a weekly 10 miles at circa 8mm pace.
Procedure completed and back in room. Don't feel too bad at all considering especially now GA has worn off. Aneasthetist did warn me that it could take 6 weeks to recover from GA and to accept I may well not be at my best come London. The op itself is up to 2 weeks.
The weight gain, sitting at home all week eating crap, is a concern.
Procedure done, just in recovery. Spoke with consultant and he said up to two weeks which is fine, however aneathetist had less good news and said it could take 6 weeks before I'm feeling in full flow again and not to expect a pb in London. Hopefully that is absolute worst case.
Rather, no, who is he?
Funny mind, they asked me how long I wanted a sick note between 2-6 weeks. As an employment lawyer representing companies, that sort of wild range without post op asessment doesn't sit comfortably with me.
You'll have to excuse my ignorance of the nutrition stuff, it's way beyond my knowledge base.
Ratzer, that would be lovely but kids have school and wife has work. I will just hang around in pyjamas all day. One of the post op instructions is no hot showers or baths so I may just become unclean.
Anyway, I rounded my training off today with 6 miles at Long Tempo pace (Dr Dan will know what I mean). Target was 6.37 and circa 165 hr. Was a very enjoyable run coming in at 6.34 for 163. 6 weeks ago I was doing 5 miles at Mara pace on the same route at 6.46 for same HR. Almost a shame to have to sign off for a couple of weeks.
I rounded off my week with 6 miles at Long Tempo pace which is 6.37 according to the book.
Had a really enjoyable run, coming out at 6.34 average for hr of 163. Now for the magic.....In November and early December the same route at 5 miles was coming out at 163 for 6.46. I also did a 5 mile long tempo at 6.37 pace for 166 hr. Quite pleased with that given it's my 5th training session this week (meaning monday) and I did 10 miles last night.
Just hope the op recovery is no more than 2 weeks.
Lou, I credit my gains with a hefty and regular dose of mp (or thereabouts) running. I just can't accept that.