Posted: 28/09/2014 at 09:11
That's a bugger SJ. Not good. I can only remember the case of Floyd Landis as an athlete who completed with a hip replacement. Then again I wouldn't recommend anyone follow his approach to sport.
Good to see Gul and Birch in good condition and easing off.
Lorenzo - I did follow the Bruce Fordyce approach to Comrades 2013 training. Essentially it can be summarised as follows. Start in the New Year. Moderate volume for the first 6 weeks - normal marathon volume from mid-Feb to Mid-April - increase volume to very high from Mid-April to end May/ 1st week June - taper to race day. Focus on speed and strength for first 3 months - focus on endurance thereafter.
My Abo number arrived in the post - 440. I spent a good few years working for the Hong Kong Chinese and their culture has somewhat rubbed off in me - the Chinese being very superstitious of the number 4 as it sounds like 'death'
My knee magically heal as mysteriously as the pain arrived. If only all injuries were that kind. My cold disappeared so it was time to run this morning. 30km /18.6miles at 8:50 pace which is much closer to my typical pace for that route and 20 seconds per mile faster than last week. The secret is I experimented with carbs before key sessions - the hills were a lot easier and the whole run comfortable except hips and achilles a bit sore now.
I took the day off from being unemployed to go fishing on Friday (3rd time in 30 years after being a very enthusiastic as a youth). I caught the biggest fish of my life and so I'll have at least one PB this autumn.