Morning - yes said I was going to do easy miles but ran my 10miles this morning, was supposed to have 5*600 intervals but started getting more aware of the knee after the 3rd set so brought it back to a job. It doesn't 'hurt' just starts feeling like it's been knocked.
So will stay off the road tomorrow, weights (which don't seem to cause any issues and I think not doing enough of has led to this) and swimming until it feels better.
Thanks Scott - agree that a simple solution of tired shoes is often the answer but the current ones are only a few weeks in so not this time!
Hello everyone! Massive congrats to AWC and BR and everyone else who raced over the weekend, really awesome stuff!
Thanks for everyone's words re the 10miles with 6*1km intervals last week. Loved them in the end!
However (and I'm generally being a bit backstage on this chat atm because I hate to be the voice of doom and gloom when everyone is doing so well!) I had a rest day on Saturday, felt fine on Sunday for my 18miler with 14 at MP .... and it all felt great, until mile 11 (7miles MP) when the knee started feeling dead. I slowed down for a mile then called it a day.
Its still feeling a bit knocked today so taking it as a warning sign of overtraining. Haven't had a knee problem in 3.5 years since my first HM and at that time it was overcome easily by introducing strength training. So I'm going to focus/increase the strength training and keep the miles easy this week until it feels better. I've got North London HM this weekend.
A pretty unremarkable 6 mile recovery this morning BUT that brought up 100 days consecutive running.
I've been hiding this week as I had too much fun sat night so didn't make my LR on sunday but this has brought me out of hiding ..... Holy crapola! That's incredible. Even if my legs could manage it ... psychologically I don't think I could. Plus never ever falling off the wagon to the extend of missing a run (as demonstrated by myself this weekend!) ... amazing!
Morning morning ... still not really recovered from the HM on sunday. There was the 12miles with 7 LT due this week which I sort of attempted last night but with awareness that my legs weren't fresh enough so it ended being 12miles with 3 LT. The schedule actually plans for a race next week, which I did last week so will slot the 12 w/7 into that instead. Boom.
REST DAY = BEER DAY today. Hurrah!
Oh, and today is officially 'I don't care Friday'. Gone mental and wearing a t-shrit and jeans to work.