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Friday 22 August 2014

Posted: Today at 17:53
Holy moly, ale, 180 reps!!! That'll get me at least one other overuse injury if not more

The heel raises seem to help so far. I'll try the stress ball exercise tomorrow. Must find a stress ball :-/ can you hold on to a wall or something when you do this? I'll sure topple over if I don't ...

HADD Training Method

Posted: Today at 15:54

Just checking in quickly to congratulate VT on yet another stunning sub LT and iower on enduring the dreaded 2400m test

Great running on hols, Dr. D

Not so great running here. Buggered my achilles . No idea where that comes from. I never had achilles problems as a runner,  only ever as a kid when I did gymnastics. And I'm using my trusted Kinvaras as per usual so it can't be the shoes. I'm hoping that heel raises, stretching, ice and anti-inflams do the trick. This sucks

Sorry, rant over.

Friday 22 August 2014

Posted: Today at 15:46

I'm here em

Just busy ... and .... injured  Achilles has started to play up. No idea why. I never had achilles problems as a runner. Only ever in my youth when I was an eager (too eager) gymnast . I hope I can nip this in the bud. Doing lots of heel raises, stretching and anti-inflammatory gel stuff. Fingers crossed today it seems a lot less painful than the other days. I just hope it buggers off again.  

Welcome back Simon

I know those lyrics

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: Today at 15:41

Best of luck, kfc!

Sorry been awol - lots to do at work  and even worse: injured . Achilles has started to play up. No idea why. I never had achilles probs as a runner. Only ever as a competitive gymnast in my youth . Guess it must be my turn now. Doing lots of heel raises and using some anti-inflammatories. Hopefully it settles again. It's not that bad but I feel it for the first 10-15 mins of a run. Then it goes away. But comes back again when I stop running. Bah Humbug

Sunday 17th August 2014

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 13:05
Best of luck Don and OH.

Watched the marathon too and enjoyed it. Felt sorry for the Polish guy who made a gutsy surge early on just to crash and burn and DNF....

What: 7.5 blustery miles
Why: stomach issues preventing a proper long run today. No idea what it is but it's immune to Imodium :-/
Last hard: finishing yesterday's MLR
Last rest: Monday
Lyrics: seem familiar but can't place then right now

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 18:07
Haha, oompa

P&D know their stuff, so I'd say go for it. I did a half 3 weeks out and was still ran a 5 min PB in the marathon. So a 10k 2 weeks out should be alright

Saturday 16th August 2014

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 17:57
Ouch Dustin. That sounds proper hardcore!!

Hope the hangover is gone by now dibs

That's a long bike ride, Blisters.

What: 14.2
Why: time on my hands
Last hard: I had a dodgy tummy today and needed the bushes twice (embarrassed face)
Last rest: Monday
Lyrics: no

Wednesday 13 August 2014

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 15:41

Jo Pavey rocks    I enjoyed the athletics yesterday. Looking forward to the summary of day 2 - especially the decathlon. Those guys are awesome.

Been a bit busy at work, so I missed posting on here.

emzap wrote (see)

Chicka contemplating (very losely) a day trip to Hamburg, do you think I can see enough in a day to make it worthwhile?


A day is pretty short for a big city but if you stick to the harbour area you can still see loads. Book a sightseeing tour and a boat trip - that should give you quite a good feel for the place. The Portuguese Quarter is only a block away from where the bus tours/boat trips start and it's a good place for a nice bite, away from the tourist traps. Avoid those (along Landungsbrücken) at all cost. Let me know when you are here. Maybe we can hook up and I can take you guys to our office (right by the harbour area). We have a huge roof terrace overlooking the whole city. It's one of the coolest places to be. If there isn't  a client event going on it's available to all employees

Hope the police interview went as well as these things can ...

Little M.iss Happy wrote (see)

Just home from fracture clinic and the news is not good. It wouldst appear that once my lungs are strong enough to take a anaesthetic (4-6 week) I need an operation to replace the ligaments in my shoulder and repair the collar bone which will the require about 6 weeks of rehab. Oh, and I have arthritis in my hips.

  very sorry to hear, LMH. That's not the news we wanted to read... sounds like a long and painful road to recovery

Dibs3690 wrote (see)
I have found it good to run post work, I need to get out of the company of medics and debrief with myself. Yesterday was not a great day work wise- trying to not take the bad work days personally and leave then at work. 

I think that's a good strategy, Dibs. Running clears the head and it's hard to get up at the crack of dawn coming off a nightshift. So running to wind down sounds like the way forward.

What: 6.2
Why: did a longer run yesterday
Last hard: n/a
Last rest: Monday
lyrics: no

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 15:28

Jo Pavey rocks! She gives them young ones a run for their money  Good on her.

Nice 800s, Nell.

Haha, Oomps

Just 6.2 this morning. It has cooled down but now it's windy. Still, better than the hot muggy weather of late. I'm not complaining. Wind is my substitute for hills

HADD Training Method

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 13:23

Sounds like a great event, iower. Well done.

Hi Andi - sorry to hear about your continued injury woes. Bloody speedwork

Seems like yesterday was the day for 20 milers. I did mine exactly a minute/mile slower than the artist formerly known as Nayan  - 9:10 @ 69%. It got really hot in the last hour of my run and my HR was showing it. 

VT: never heard of Hoka shoes. Hope they are good .

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