Posted: 03/09/2014 at 17:08
Still lurking, and impressed by the high mileages. I like this thread becasue you are all an inspiraiton to me in different ways.
JJ I note your wife is undergoing 'treatment'. Whatever for, I do hope it is succesful, and that your running responds to the training. And well doen for fixing the washing machine - a practical man is good to know.
Red, you are right, when I met you for the first time (2003), you had the reddest hair I'd ever seen, and I was very grateful to the little group of RW people who made me feel so welcome at my first outing, and encouraged me round Hyde Park.
Columba, the heart rate training as if it is working well. Do you find it easier to follow than training based on time or distance?
WTnMel, your mileage is increasing. Are you building to a particulr event. (If I could run 10:03 I'd be very happy!)
DianaD, photo sorting is a retirement project, along wiht maintaining a beautiful garden. I thought of you when we were in Galstonbury recently - you've dne a lovely job with the van.
BIW, I did a sort of mental 'thud' when I read 67kilos! Glad to hear the corrected weight. I get worried if Jet goes above 12.2. Last week he was 12.4 and had his rations cut and his walk extended to get rid of the extra. I may not be slim and fit, but there's no excuse for the dog
HS, (were you T****** E****?) your consistency is admirable - years of practice and experience paying off?
I'm quite frustrated at being injured again because I took the decision about three years ago to try to avoid the knee problems that have been my bugbear (I would say achillees heel, except it isn't the achilles that complains!) by changing my running style from heel striking to forefoot striking with a higher cadence and shorter stride length. It has been a succesful change and my injury level plummeted.
This time round I think I just 'forgot' - to run carefully, and that I am now almost 10 years older than my avatar. Following a mile of warm-up I was at .99 of a timed mile and pushing myself to get under a particular target when the 'pop' happened. It wouldn't surprise me if I had reverted to what comes naturally and over-strided.
Anyway the good news is that I'm seeing a physio tomorrow and will listen very very carefully to the advice I'm given. As you all so rightly comment above, use it while you've got it. Now all I have to do is make a very gentle comeback without hurting myself again.