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HADD training plan

Posted: 02/03/2012 at 16:20
Weird! Delayed appearance of my last post which I thought i'd sent immediately after Brian's Achilles post.

Have you never been tempted to try and shake off the achilles niggles CH? I suppose I'm happy to manage it as long as I know I'm not storing up a long term big problem.

It's very matey in here today (in a good way). The esprit de corps in the Hadd thread is palpable. Keep up the good work team!

HADD training plan

Posted: 02/03/2012 at 15:46
Thanks Brian

HADD training plan

Posted: 29/02/2012 at 19:37
Thanks roy...frozen peas ready to roll

HADD training plan

Posted: 29/02/2012 at 18:08

I'm fairly sure its not shoe related Bluenose.

I keep a pretty good rotation going and tend to stick to updates of shoes I am familiar with.  I also do a fair bit of running on grass / trails.

That said I will keep an open mind and will make sure I wear newer trainers for my next couple of runs...

...subject to working out when those runs should be.

HADD training plan

Posted: 29/02/2012 at 17:29

Take the climb steadily Dr.Dan.  We don't want you rushing things and doing anything silly like overdoing it...which brings me on to... 

Team, does anyone have any experience of overcoming achilles soreness?  If so perhaps you could give me some pointers.

I know this isn't strictly Hadd related..except that all of the running that has got me to where I am had been 70% phase one stuff.  In fact, since my weekly mileage is around 35 miles, I guess it could be argued that I am still pre-phase one!

I've got a tenderness in both achilles.  Definitely detectable the morning after a run and sometimes I'm aware of it during the day.  The pain is like a mild burning sensation (2 or 3 out of 10 on the pain scale).  I've done a bit of digging around and it makes sense to me that increase in running milage + getting older has contributed to a mild dose of achilles tendonitis.  In the past I have had physios comment that my calves are tight (I thought it was a compliment!) and this is also possibly / likely a contributing factor.  This has been around for a while and doesn't stop me running.

This morning I decided that rather than just managing / putting up with this I'd like to try and fix it before I up the mileage and (eventually) introduce some more challenging sessions.

I've read some suggestions for AT treatment.  These typically consist of:

  • back off mileage
  • cut out intense sessions like hills / speedwork 
  • RICE
  • build calf strength
  • stretching

What I'd like to ask is if I'm better off keeping some running going while I do this stuff (in parallel) or whether I should stop running for a while and take my medicine sequentially for example (1) Rest and mend (2) build strength and improve flexibility (3) gradually build up running (again!).

What to do?


HADD training plan

Posted: 27/02/2012 at 14:31

sex baby?

70/75% of MHR proving impossible - help.

Posted: 26/02/2012 at 00:49

In that case I'm flumoxxed

Still, look on the bright least you're getting plenty of time on your feet

HADD training plan

Posted: 25/02/2012 at 21:12

Either is fine by me Simon

I started mid-Oct 2011.  My main objectives are to be able to run faster for longer. 

Stage 1 for me was (and still is) to increase weekly mileage, starting from a base of under 20 miles a week.  I did my first (baseline) mini-test end-Oct.  Things were going quite well up until end-Nov where I picked up a stinker cold whilst in out in Poland.  Combo of cold / a dodgy ankle / eating and drinking too much kept me out of action until the new year when I re-started in earnest.

The return to running in January was a bit grim.  While my legs and lungs felt OK, the HR reductions that I had achieved seemed to have gone out the window.  Once again my HR was shooting over the target even when I was mincing along as slowly as I could manage.  Between then and now things have improved and this morning's run was one of my best this year.

I suppose that absolute improvements thus far are sub-astounding.  Like you, I have not yet introduced regular 80% runs into the mix and understand that these can really help to push things along.  Even so I'm quite pleased to have:

  • increased weekly milage to 35 miles (whilst getting on top of the ankle issue)
  • increased speed at 140bpm from 10:38 m/m (measured on track) to 9:21 m/m (measured on mixed terrain this morning)
  • lost over a stone
  • found a structured path to follow to guide my running

HADD training plan

Posted: 25/02/2012 at 18:29
?? It's Groundhog Day!! I saw that post yesterday Brian.

Another vote here for keeping going as you are. I'm grateful for the help you've given me directly and in your advice to others.

I had a nice outing today...10 miles at 70% (140) @ 9:21m/m. Half pavement half grassy and muddy path. Felt good.

70/75% of MHR proving impossible - help.

Posted: 25/02/2012 at 17:13
A tew questions for you Gus
- how are you judging pace...if with a footpod have you checked accuracy
- do you drink coffee pre-run or listen to music during run
- do you feel fresh / well stretched / niggle-free for each run.
- what surface are you running on
- how many rest days a week are you taking
- since you hit 50 miles per week have you tried cutting back and having an easy week

Just wondering if there's anything else going on here.
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