Posted: 15/12/2014 at 00:13
Need for speed, be careful with that achilles.
took me out for a long time, down to one slow run a week and then hobbling. Less really is more for this.
Get it checked now, massage could clear things in a week or so, or recommend physio and exercises if needed. Don't see how 5 days of biking and still working calf is going to help. Less impact than running but still works legs. Have you changed shoes recently? new model, lower drop perhaps. Usually something you've done.
Howard, you are a young man according to that HR. Have seen exactly the same. 220 minus age is just a vague rule. Good tip on the Polar.
chunkytfg, based on that half time, sub 4 is tight, but those bric sessions will help massively. sounds like a tasty nearly half mara pace run today? If that was easy, likely you could do sub 1:50 which improves chances.
Nearer the time, far better doing a 20 miler event IMO. Its worked well for me every time to be more confident doing sections at PMP so not flat out.
as for mixing tri ironman training, another ironman pal- just slightly slower than me and going for sub 3:30 .. couldn't understand why he blew up during race, legs went, he hit wall, got tired, ran 4:14. two weeks after he came clean - he did a 100km on bike the day before. Madness. You still need a little mini taper of 5-7+ days.
Ikle, Hope the house sorts out. Purple park run sounded great. Hope your friend gets good news.
Which marathon? Barcelona & Malta only road ones I can think of in Feb.
Clearly with your stepson, you're going to need to choose xmas presents wisely... perhaps doc martens, big box of chocolates and playstation games
Mixed week for me. Mad few days at work, and got very stressed to point of being physically tight in chest and felt wiped out, didn't bother running and had a bath, eating custard creams and then good sleep.. One of those days when you want to scream at someone.. came very close!
Thankfully day off and trip to Scotland to see family. Light 7 miles yesterday then tested head torches out tonight with a muddy 10 miles with pals. Mental but fun Blair witch style.