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The Middle Ground

Posted: Today at 10:26

Mr V- If you are racing the ten miler and plan to do very well at gnr I would simply see how you recover. For me personally, it would take me until Thursday to feel like doing anything faster than easy, and by Thursday on a hm week I would be looking to taper right off.

You're a fair bit younger than me though so likely to recover quicker.

Physio for me this am again. Did some deep massage in the key area and heavy stretching. He cant find anything wrong beyond muscular strain so a bit confusing why its not going away.

Probably have a rest today to let my body absorb the treatment then do some bike work on weekend.

Question of my own here with my target 10k now only 2 weeks sunday and having not run in 2 weeks...Can cycling/spinning maintain my running fitness for a few weeks? I really felt from LT runs I was in pb shape 3 weeks ago.

 

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 15:48

In my last threshold Lit, I tried to ignore my watch to a degree and the effort felt far easier than the recorded hr. However....i dont ultimatetely trust it as a couple of occassions i glanced down and it had the current bpm at 202 or thereabouts, which clearly wasnt correct.

I am not really sure of max hr, the highest I have hit training/racing is about 183. I assume though that wouldnt be my max as i would have exploded?!!

In further non running news (which i will link back to running)......i've just had another ppi windfall of several grand from a graduate loan i took out in 98. The refund is in fact more than the loan itself was! Linking back to running, once i am fit again I am unquestionably getting myself one of those funky garmins!! I did think about setting it as a reward for a pb but taking everything into account it will probably no longer the top dog by then!! 

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 14:28

Lou- its the impact of running (the loading phase my physio calls it) that is aggravating it. Equally standing cycling at a bit of pace aggravates it a bit with some resistance. I just tried it briefly. As long as i keep the gears low when standing and for anything else I stay seated, then its all fine.

Anyway......if all i have left is general strength and body pump I will very soon be challenging mace for his king of the scales crown!

I assume you are not using mcmillan as threshold pace? I would have thought off your recent races they would have threshold around 6.35. Unless T pace doesn't mean threshold?

Mace- I can see why that would have caused you issues. I think after even a week off the first 3/4 runs need to be easy paced.

 

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 12:39

Anyone been for a run??!!

Still no point for me. Had a good evening of stretching and foam rolling last night and got a heat pack in work today that i have to keep microwaving. Trying to really get on top of it.

Off for a steady 50 minutes on the spin bike at lunchtime. Back to physio tomorrow.

The Middle Ground

Posted: Yesterday at 09:23

Yes it does get a bit protracted towards the end. I particularly enjoyed being taken to touching distance of the finish at about 11 miles! I did 1.27 that day. Be very surprised if i matched that right now.

Missing a training session - how much will this affect the race?

Posted: Yesterday at 09:21

Dependant on the session you did, it may adversely affect your performance. If you did a very gentle 5k much much slower than race pace then ok. If you went out and smashed it up then you will probably have residual fatigue in legs.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 23:18

Wjh, I did Bristol in 2012. It was my first race as a regular runner. If the conditions are good you'll make your time on the out and back on the portway.

Velloo, yes I don't normally get this much unhindered time in the evening to mess about. Never tried Pilate's. I assume I would get hideously found out!!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 22:35

Nice work wjh. How old was that pb?

Velloo, bad news. I hate that slog home when you know you are doing more harm each step.

I'm home alone tonight so had a good bash at stretches, heat/ice and foam rolling. Hopefully I will wake up limber and sprightly!!

Cycling day with marathon training advice please

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 21:14

When I trained for London I followed a schedule that involved 5 run days, a cross train day and rest day. I just cycled on the x train day. 

The Middle Ground

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 13:16

My leg stiffened up over the course of yesterday afternoon so by last night it was almost back to square one. I was pretty pissed about it having one of those 'whats the point' moments.

Cycled in today. Like you TR, I still have the remnants of a cough and its worse first thing so all in all it was an unpleasant journey. Plus i wrongly assessed the outdoor temp and over dressed. I am seeing physion again Friday so will keep off the running until then. In the interim I have bought some deep heat 'heatpads' as physio said its a small muscle and I need to drive bloodflow to it.

Mr v- That is the biggest frustration with these garmins. The amount of times I have been getting ready to set off and realised my garmin wont have enough charge. Hopefully you got close to the right paces.

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