Nice 5k GM, suggests there's a bit more there in better conditions as well
04:45 Gul?? I love running, but not that much!
3 x 8 minutes with the club last night with 3 mins recovery. Very cold and I'd had physio at lunchtime on my right glute & thigh, so not the most comfortable session. First rep came out at 6:42 per mile, then 6:27 and 6:23 for the following two. Not sure what happened with the first rep as I would swear I was slowing down on the later reps, and I was definitely hanging on at the end of the session with not much left, and still 25-30 seconds per mile down on where I need to be. Right glute is rather tender this morning, so evening MLR may need to be downgraded if it doesn't ease off during the day. It definitely seems to be that my right leg is going to be the key factor in this campaign - it's very fragile at the moment. At least I had no night cramps in my right foot though which makes a change.
Nice parkrun Gul & OO. Hope the calf heals soon Jools and that you recover soon Speedy.
Longest run since October 2012 for me - a whole 11.5 miles @ 7:55 per mile, including the dreaded Priest Hill, the pain of which I'd almost but not quite forgotten. I'd intended on doing 13 miles, and to 8 miles I was feeling fine, but then I really started to labour so took the easier option. The main problem I seem to have at the moment is slowing down. I just drop into this 8 minute per mile rhythm and simply cannot go any slower. Even if I make a conscious effort to slow it down, as soon as I stop thinking about it I go straight back to that speed, and given where I am this is not good as I really should be going slower but further. I need to get back to doing my Sunday runs with a group, but it was XC today so they were elsewhere.
Ho hum, another week of no running. Saw the physio today and my right piriformis is tighter than a very tight thing, hence the pain in the arse and down thigh, and the even more pronounced turning out of the right foot (and if you've ever seen me normally you'll know that Charlie Chaplin has nothing on me in that regard already). So I had the joys of the elbow and full bodyweight in my right cheek, and it hurt like a bastard! And now I have to sit and jiggle about on a golf ball.