Posted: 03/12/2014 at 10:44
RW seems to be playing games with a few posts! I have got a few that were not there yesterday morning ... I hope. One long post from Chuggs, between Meldy's post and the one that I did after with the 'Agree ^^^^^^' bit on, and JFF's to name but two!
Chuggs: still plodding away, although have had a chest cold since a week before Beachy, its never really gone away, so have been taking it easy. Looking forward to getting back up on the downs (!) in the new year when training starts in earnest again for next years series which i'm looking forward to My friend still wants to drag me all over Box Hill, it will either be kill or cure! As long as she arranges beer at the end, I dont mind
House rebuild is a bit slow, it turns out we are in an area of outstanding natural beauty and as a result, one small part of our rebuild requires planning permission, so that had to be applied for, as until then it all fell under the permitted lawful developement certificate. .... I did say to them 'you dont know this area much, do you' but it fell on deaf ears Still, only another 6 week delay.
Which ligament is it? they can take quite a long time
Welcome Stephen, take a nice easy slow approach to start with and as Meldy says, plenty of rest days, it will be a lot more rewarding and less painful! You dont need to be a zippy runner, as long as you enjoy it and get out of it what you want
NewRunner: pretty much all HR monitor straps dont work properly to start with, especially when cold. Mine wont kick in properly until I have warmed up, and that could be a couple of miles this time of year! Once its going, it should give you an indication of your HR, and its this indication that allows you to guage how you are doing. I probably wouldnt take it as 100% accurate as they are not ECG quiality, but assuming its working, it should be at least consistent for you (when settled)
I also would not even think about a max HR test until you are fit enough to manage one, they are very stressful, and can do more harm than good if your not careful. What do you want to get out of your HR monitor on the garmin?
Do you have a foam roller for those tight leg muscles? If there all tightening, they could be trying to tell you to take it easier, before they stop you completely!
Podds: INtrigued, a sheep surfing? flashing?
Meldy: how was the 303? when ever Ive used that one, its either full or empty, very little in between.
Ok, tea on the go, laters!