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Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 14:18

minni - phewph! That's a relief. We all thought you'd been put through some sort of traumatic initiation ceremony or something

That said, it did sound a bit nerve wracking. I think I'd have felt equally apprehensive...especially with my arm bands on. Nothing says s**t swimmer like a pair of arm bands I find

Here's hoping you can get back into the matrix so we can have the next instalment. My money is on no. 2 as the club of choice.

chickadeee - lol, I think you're right! Hopefully I can start to reverse the self consumption now that I'm back to normal again.

Wow, 5Kg! That's a huge amount of weight to lose. No wonder you have the jab now. I think I'll be getting it from now on too - no way I want that again.

What's on the running menu for you today?

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 10:05
SupermanRuns wrote (see)

Minni  we are all waited with bated breath over what happened at the tri club. Its a bit like waiting to find out what happened on the fishing trip in Gavin & Stacey!

lol - yes, we need to know!

Good to see the sense of humour hasn't been injured as well

Ruth - that's very interesting. I've just had 3 weeks lay off with the flu (bone fide non-man version). I weighed myself the other day and noticed I'd lost nearly half a stone. I was quite amazed as I was sure I'd have put on weight having indulged in a reasonable amount of comfort chocolate eating in the process 

Could that be muscle mass loss? Would this explain why my legs feel so much weaker on the first two return runs? If so should I up the protein or is it too late?

RW F7 – aiming for 3.15

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 08:12

tiny - yes, rested yesterday thanks. Hoping to go a bit longer today. Lower leg is a bit tight though so I'll have to be careful.

Well done on the 10 in the white stuff! Do you like running in snow? Was it the settling sort or that horrible mushy stuff?

Can't believe you all run so far on no breakfast! I could do 10-12 but not the really big ones. Very impressive.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 20:29

Right, that's it, I'm off to order new trainers!

Sub 3 Tom: #asics262

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 19:32
Steve Marathon Coach wrote (see)

I was wearing heavier shoes and didn't have the problem on Sunday long run or Tuesday track where i wore very light Asics piranhas, which are almost certainly on their last legs - like me. 

lol I'm sure that's not the case Steve

Ankle sounds painful!

Iain - sounds like the posterior tibialis. That's exactly where mine is grumbling too. Could be that something is jammed up and causing your pos tib to overcompensate. Or maybe your shoes are done and just need changing.

Obviously much better to see a pro than rely on my theories though  

Tom - that's exactly what I'm thinking, I've got to at least come back before I go back on the bench again

Totally agree with your stance on dreadmills. No idea how you could train for a marathon on one Iain, that's crazy! Unless of course the race itself was on a dreadmill?

Sub 3 Tom: #asics262

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 17:50

Oh dear Iain. Depends on what the problem is. Always best to see someone as early as you can but you probably know that.

Is it just one side of the lower leg? 

Sub 3 Tom: #asics262

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 17:12

Wow, awesome numbers at Palace Steve! But what's this about snow?!! 

We didn't have any here but I guess you are on high ground up there

Tom - well done on getting the session in while away. Nice pic from the plane!

Enjoy Glasgow, it's a fine city!

I decided to rest today after my consecutive 3 and 4 mile sessions the last two days (yeah, read those figures and weep) . Didn't want the comeback to end before it had started. That said my calf is grumbling and I can feel that the foot issue I had before Christmas is still not 100%. Ah the joys

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 12:55

Tim - really feel for you. Take it a day at a time. I know it feels like forever but it really isn't. I totally get what you mean about imagining the pain is worse once you start thinking about it. Gotta try and distract yourself.

You'll get over this for sure but it may need a few days. Hang in there.

Angela - very interesting on the shoes! How many miles did you do in the old ones?

Mine have 370 miles in them and I was wondering if I should change. 

chickadeee - ice I'm sure will make you run differently. Not surprised that you're a little sore. 

Ruffles - good call on the massage!

reikirabbit - thanks! Yes, I have no doubt it was the full monty flu I had and not the wimpy version

I had my second run back yesterday - 4 miles at 8-8:40 pace.

I was hoping my foot issue would be gone after 3 weeks rest but I could feel my pos tib compensating. Foot doesn't hurt unless I really flex it up and outward. Then I feel pain on the top above the arch. Doesn't hurt while running though. Wonder if I strained the tendons and they are just taking a bugger long time to heal. That could be jamming up the foot and causing the compensation at the pos tib.

Then again, I could just be talking bollocks

RW F7 – aiming for 3.15

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 08:11
chickadeee wrote (see)
Malcs wrote (see)

Bloody hell, 5am!!! I really do have it easy running at midday. Well done on getting out at that time. I just can't get my head round it.


lol - yep, that's me  I didn't even know they bothered labeling the times between midnight and 7am.

I can now see it's useful for nutcases who want to get up and run in the middle of the road when the rest of us are sleeping

Took it easy yesterday as advised. 4 miles with 8:40's either end and the middle two a bit faster at 8's. Posterior tib is a bit grumpy. I suspect something is a bit jammed up and I'm over compensating. Great

RW F7 – aiming for 3.15

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 08:50

Bloody hell, 5am!!! I really do have it easy running at midday. Well done on getting out at that time. I just can't get my head round it.

After my first run in 3 weeks yesterday (only 3 miles but man was it glorious!) I may venture out for a follow up today. Whisper it but 4miles could possibly be on the cards - oh yeah, going large

Re. London - I will hopefully be in my usual supporters slot in Rotherhithe near the 10 mile marker (same as last year, Swiss flag in hand ). 

Minni - running again in 3 weeks?! Fantastic! Let the countdown begin - how exciting!

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