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Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 14:10

To ice or not to ice seems to be (one of) the big debate(s) in injury treatment.  My understanding is that ice and anti-inflammatories etc are good for treating acute pain and swelling (probably the over inflammation described above), but the benefit to longer term recovery is uncertain.  when I visited a physio about hip tendonitis he recommended alternating hot and cold, or just cold/not cold if that was too much trouble. Something to do with the fluctuations in temperature stimulating blood flow rather than the cold reducing swelling.

Skinny - my favourite tempo sessions are 3*10mins at T with 1min recoveries, or 40 mins/6miles at slightly slower than HMP (I used to do this at HMP, but Daniels' book has a table in it for adjusting pace for longer tempos).

As for my training, I did 16 with 12 at MP on Saturday.  Weather wasn't great and the canal towpath was very sploshy, so I diverted and ran the last couple of miles through town, which was hard work avoiding traffic and going up hill into the wind. Anyway, the remarkably consistent 12 miles came out with an average pace of 6:59, and an average hr of 83% max which is about right (if you ignore cardiac drift).

Strength Training for Advanced Runners

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 06:39
How about this:
http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/training/mo-pain-mo-gain-strength-training-with-mo-farah/12955.html

55 quid for a half marathon

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 13:41

Just like premier league football - you have a choice.

Overdone it?

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 13:37

Happy birthday Pete and Minni.

I had a cheese and beetroot sandwich yesterday, which left my hands quite pink.

Good running pete and DT and Madbee, and everyone else obvs

I vaguely remember home eck at school - I'm sure everything we made had a hard boiled egg perched on top.

16 with 12 at PMP tomorrow - forecast is wind and rain.  Woop woop.

Overdone it?

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 13:02

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                    <h3><a href="/forum/training/overdone-it/202026.html">Overdone it?</a></h3>
                    <div class="dateposted">Posted: 02/02/2016 at 10:40</div>
                    <blockquote class=quoteheader>Skinny Fetish Fan wrote (<a href=see)
DT19 wrote (see)
 Plus, other than running I've never worn a watch but I find this comfortable to wear so its on all day 

Hmmm - ALL day?? Any interesting spikes?

Might be an interesting experiment to compare hr spikes with vertical oscillation and cadence as recorded with a garmin 630.  If you are so inclined.

Hydration back packs?

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 21:46
I have a Nathan vest - decent mid range kit.

Overdone it?

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 15:44

Perhaps lure her to Droitwich with the promise of a posh post race lunch?

Overdone it?

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 12:58

DT - Mothering Sunday is traditionally a time for children to spend the day with their mothers.  If you're out of the house doing a half marathon, that will give them the whole morning to spend some quality time together.

Pete - The gold leaguer's paces seem quite out of reach to me.  I try not to worry about what other are doing (although obviously I do). I train hard and hope I can hold it together long enough to see some improvement. 

Chubby - good to see you returning to regular running.  You've put the hours in on the elliptical so I expect the running fitness will return quite quickly.

Rest intervals for 400 m reps

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 21:48
If you're doing 2 miles of work at 1 mile pace then you need long recoveries.
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