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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: Today at 17:08

Chick- now I've seen that I'm a bit worried which moves O4S might show us at the Green start 

DD- I see why you don't work in a marketing department- Comrades now struck off my bucket list . 

O4S- only a 10k yesterday.? How many miles was that last week? Makes my 54 look pathetic. ...reminder to self : stop slacking 

Running after concussion

Posted: Today at 15:16

SP13 -I had a pretty similar experience in October and am fine and looking forward to running the London Marathon. I was fully checked out .A GP friend of mine advised that  it was particularly important to have a brain MRI scan to rule out anything serious (my Neurolgist said all was fine)and I also had a 24 hour ECG carried out and reviewed by a Cardiologist which apart from showing my heart rate going quite low whilst asleep, was pretty much ok.After all that I ramped up my training. Ultimately it all confirmed what my treating GP diagnosed at the outset-situational syncope caused the faint. Fortunately I had BUPA for some of the tests but even so the process took about 10 weeks. Better to be safe than sorry as was brought home to me last week after attending my best friends funeral-56 years old! Had he had a thorough check up his treatable heart problem would have been spotted.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: Today at 14:47

Carrot-that was a bit of an under the radar report of a sub 20 5k ,well done.I assume the LR went to plan?Yes very pleased with my HM  more because Im becoming more consistent.That was my 5th sub 90 HM and it should really have been 6th but I had to do a loo stop in last years Liverpool Rock And Roll HM.I've got 2 more LRs to goas will most here I guess

Barry-great running yesterday even inspite of the elements.Cotton wool out yet?Only a few days to your tri.Wish I was doing one too.I didnt feel cold at all yesterday until the moment I stopped running then exposure kicked in

O4S-it was Liverpool HM-my slowest split was running up Parliament Hill past the Anglican Cathedral...you must give me some tips on hill running.Lucky old BA...you are all heart

Bro-a real character building 20 yesterday for you. What will the weather conditions be for Comrades?Hope its not too hot as you seem well adapted to the cold.Cant beat eye balls out 10k running...nowhere to hide.Enjoy your Easter masochistic race schedule

Chick-Extreme exercise classes can be a real injury risk for us runners-lots of aerobic fitness make us feel able to do anything but generally we are without the flexibility and range of movements needed. My body aches today which suggests I pushed it a bit yesterday.I am sure you'll finish March madness in style....how will you reward yourself?An Autumn marathon?

Free-That strong finish yesterday says it all about how ready you are for VLM.What pace are you thinking of for 26th?

My achilles is grumbling a bit so Im glad I have a massage booked for tomorrow.Swam 2.1k this lunchtime.


Achilles injury 3 weeks to go?

Posted: Yesterday at 15:14

Fit bug - the same happened to me 10 days before VLM 2013 and despite trying everything I didn't get to the start line. I'd be carful doing the heel drop stretches at this time as in the early stages I found it made things worse. Stop running ,get some massages done - often the Achilles goes as it's the weak spot when there is tightness in the leg or back muscles or all of them. A week or so rest may be enough for the inflammation to go and you might be ok. If need be swim or spin- high cadence- to retain fitness.  In the end I had to have non corporeal shock wave therapy to sort mine out. Ironically as soon as I had it I could run again . I'm hoping to get the the start of VLM this year so have regular massages to loosen tightness in my muscles. Fingers crossed. 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: Yesterday at 13:08

DD-very well done. That sounds very hard ;just what an old warrior needs to prove how tough he is The 20s will be easy after all those hamster runs . I didn't do the extra few miles planned  before my HM preferring to stay in the baggage bus and stay warm instead. 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: Yesterday at 12:17

Liverpool HM completed and pretty happy here. Rained continuously but fortunately the wind wasn't too bad. Official time 1.28.27, 3rd in my age group and fwiw 223rd overall. Plan was to go for 1.29xx so under that and faster than last year's time. Splits- 6.45,6.59,6.34,6.41,6.40,6.35,6.53,6.40,6.45,6.48,6.44,6.46,6.50,0.47.  When I reached the 9th mile I knew sub 90 was in the bag if I didn't blow up so aimed to run the last 4 around 6.48 which I succeeded in doing. Hope I've left enough to get next week done ....the last big one before taper. 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 22:09

O4S-BA knows exactly what you have in store for him I'm sure  Lie ins are the why reason brunch was invented.....your students would have told you all about it.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 20:52

Barry-you'll have experienced being blasted off the fylde coast on a bad day ...it's pretty much the same along the Mersey for the last 4 miles of the race tomorrow I think.  Looks like a challenging 20 for you tomorrow . 

O4S- amazing stuff again. I'd probably have a full English breakfast after a long lie in tomorrow if I were you 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 13:41

AA- me too about Boston....after last years crisis I feel I have unfinished business there but I'm not sure I fancy Heartbreak Hill again.The steroids will do the trick 

Chick- Hope all will be in order for your speedy stuff in April 

Nell- nice average in that wind .Im all set for tomorrow. Maybe your postman wants your place 

My YKW still resulted in me coming 2nd for my age and I'd have been 1st if my pal had kept  to the planned target. Looks like the weather kept the fast ones in bed. 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 11:27

O4S- expect you'll do 29 then. You make ultras sound easy. 

AA- I've never had a dope test in Boston (no where else either!)so you'll be ok. Nice 22 after your HM. A bit more confident now? I can still feel the excitement of the run up to Boston. Another set of bright run shoes too 

Free- shoes look good enough to eat. Good plan for Sundays 20. I know you're disciplined enough to stick with it.

DD- you should be sharing the wealth of experience you have a bit more. Welcome back to sunny England 

Chick - how do follow stupid March.....foolish April. Run doubles every day? Good going. 

Barry- fast splits for that 10. Have you decided to race your HM. It will be hard for you not to

YKW personal worst today but I was pacing my mate who pb'd by 11 seconds so quite pleased with that. Felt odd jogging along whilst those around were running eye balls out. Hope the rain and wind I had to put up with lays off tomorrow

good running and racing this weekend all 

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