Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:26
I am reading Lotte. No time to post, struggle to keep up and have to go on FB anyway to post coaching bits and bobs as stupidly am now the Coaching Secretary for Wiltshire on top of being Head Coach at the club. Ahhh!
Anyhoo my super star 38 yr old athlete knocked 5 mins off her half PB at Bath running 1:27. She was only running once a week and ran 1:32, got her up to 3-4 times with swimming and rpm on 2-3 other days and she is flying. An amazing summer ahead for her me thinks. She is fabulous at xc, flies over the mud, phenomenal to watch. Another chap I coach also knocked off a huge chunk running 1:23, previously 1:29. Very exciting! Shame it's not me, but heyho!
My body is giving up me thinks! Ran 5 miles on Sat but it was stop start with stretching, I ran 21 mins in one go! All on the treadmill though, not braved outside yet!! Been keeping up the endurance on the x-trainer. Managed a very long 2 hours with loud music on Sunday. Knee is fine doing that, and its the closest thing to running. Cycling is not good. Also been swimming with a pull buoy. I did 2.5k in 50 mins yesterday in a pool in Bristol close to work as Monday is hubbie's drop off day. Don't enjoy it, but it does keep you fit. Also did 3k on Sat am in an hour.
Resting it today after abuse from physio yesterday, then may attempt to run again tomorrow. Yesterdays attempt to run was not great, gave up after 4 mins. Strange how it tightens up again. Am all strapped up now with bright red Rock tape in the hope it will keep it stable! If I can run 10 miles this weekend and 15 the week after I will do London as a steady training run and maybe even practise some food, but I won't if I can't do those distances. We will be going but just watching as accommodation all paid for now and a few days in London beckons
Must admit having read I am not surprised about you being tired Lotte. My life is chaotic too, but I do break down now above 60mpw (used to be able to maintain 80 mpw esaily ), so lesson learnt for me. Much more x-trainer and yucky swimming and cycling in the summer, can't face cold winter cycling!!
Plus I have a mirena coil and am taking Estrogen only HRT. I feel fab on it. Not bloated any more, unless I eat bread which I still do occasionally just cos I can't resist sometimes, night sweats and hot flushes pretty much gone and most importantly the depression. I had a couple of random heavy bleeding months but now all gone