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Posted: 25/11/2014 at 09:41

Teknik, Hope the pneumonia is gone and forgotten. Don't expect the numbers to be normal yet though, nice and patient.

VT, Sounds like you are back to normal. Nice little jaunt with VT jnr too. Cracking explanation of strides btw!

Ecce, hope the cold clears up quickly.

Fizz says grade 2 tear, 6-12 weeks. So, hopefully I'll be somewhere near exercising again in a month. I can now stop icing and start stretching because it is healing, and can't let it heal short. Bloody painful though!! Next visit Friday.... hoping she can then find out where the tear is exactly - too much pain in too many areas as yet. 


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Posted: 21/11/2014 at 09:15

Thanks fellas. Just about retaining my sanity, for now anyway. As you quite rightly point out DrDan, for a grade 3 strain it could be 12 weeks (or surgery - gulp!).

See fizz on Monday, hopefully the swelling will be minimal and they can assess it properly.

Hope you guys have a good weekend and do an extra mile for me...

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Posted: 20/11/2014 at 16:06

Thanks mace.



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Posted: 20/11/2014 at 12:55

DrDan, Congrats on the 30 year improvement

VT, I'm pretty low at the moment. I fell whilst out running on holiday 11th November. I have badly damaged my hamstring on my right leg.I hit a raised flag with my left whilst jogging downhill, and kicked out with my right, right at the end of my run. I was 200yds away from the apartment! From reading the internet, it is a grade 3 strain, and could take 12 weeks!! I am in constant pain and the whole leg is bruised and swelled right down to the ankle. Obviously doing the ice thing but it's not easy whilst at work. I will post a pic of the hammy shortly.



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Posted: 19/11/2014 at 14:34

Ecce, don't worry - the phased approach to 80% runs are fine and I would say the main reason for this approach is to allow the legs (and mind) cope with the longer spells of moderately hard running. I find that after a break, the 80% doesn't improve until I get to the longer single efforts, probably upwards of 50mins. So if I were you I would plough on with your approach, and be patient, the 80% improvement will flow when you get to 70mins.

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Posted: 21/10/2014 at 07:54

VT, Take a bow! You definitely weren't sh*t!!!

PB, negative split and a really well paced run. All at 80%. I think there is more to come too. 

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Posted: 20/10/2014 at 15:08

Nayan, Great mara time!! Big congrats!!!

Tek, bad luck! As Chick said, give yourself plenty of recovery time. 

DrDan, not surprising you bonked given the efforts you've been putting in lately. Fingers crossed for you across the water. 

No running at the weekend for me but a 38 mile bike ride with Brian jnr. He kicked my a*se too.

70min run with 30mins in Z2 for me today - 7:41 pace for HRav 151 (82%).

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Posted: 17/10/2014 at 08:13

Morning all,

Ecce, I think maybe use 65% as a starter point. But in the phase you are in, it really doesn't matter. Infact it should give you a nice warm feeling with numbers that low

VT, and breeeeaaaaathe...... and what DrDan said.

Yesterday's run was a big step forward for me, and my foot rehab. Just over 8 miles in 67mins @ 73%, with 20mins @ 80.4% (7:28 pace). Plenty of work to do, but I have now put a marker down. Hoping to get a longish run in (~80mins) and a bike ride in this weekend. 


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Posted: 16/10/2014 at 07:55

VT, easy tiger. What will be will be. You have done all the hard work, and now it's payback time. Don't f*ck it up!

Ecce, that pace must be very easy for you if you didn't hit 70% for 30mins. I find the HR goes up pretty quickly on the treadie. Stay easy for ~4 weeks after the mara I always say.

I'm out for 60mins with 20mins in Zone2 today. Will be the first time out of Z1 (running) since 21st August. Itching!  


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Posted: 15/10/2014 at 15:23

Dan,  I managed to stay on

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