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Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: Yesterday at 09:40

Great news Tim, made me laugh though when we can see inside our bodies...but they put the pictures in the post, FFS! 

Big plus must be having someone to tell you just what to do to keep fitness up, I've always felt cross training when you can't run is a bit open ended and hard to measure, good to have someone who knows whatthey are doing planning your sessions.

 

 

 

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 22:22

Evening, nothing to do but wait Tim, hope it is good news.

Gym session tonight, rower, bit of ad/ab ductor , and my benchmark treadmill hill session, found it quite hard work, then some core before a shower and a meal of REDACTED washed down with a couple of REDACTED.

did my seven mile easy run last night, not a good week for sleepage and it showed, minute slower than last week though didnt feel much harder.

How to stop feeling fatigue during a race?

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 08:12

And Matt like I said on your other thread, speak to your teachers or parents, or othr real life runners, I think you'll get better advice.

Mundane thread

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 21:24

Sorry Saffy (() you both.

Mundane thread

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 14:11

I've had a pasta salad, a pork pie and a sausage roll. Feel like I overdid it, I'll skip the salad next time I think.

 

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 07:54

*makes note to do hill pyramids next week*

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 22:34

Evening everyone!

Fingers crossed Tim, my gut feeling is soft tissue but I know that is useless! 

Short tempo run tonight, mile warm up, four miles at a pace I daren't set down as tempo, and a nice walk back under the stars. 

 

How

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 19:12

Matthew, do you do any other running in the week?

Pack in the fags and the white lightning on a Friday night is a good start.

Joking apart the conventional advice would be to think longer term, improvements tend to come gradually, and if you did some other runs in the week, some slower, and some shorter runs of a mile or so but faster, your 5k time would come down but perhaps not necessarily over a week.  Do your parents run?  have you asked a pe teacher at school?

As for Saturday, early night Friday, up bright and early and have a light breakfast, warm up like Cougie said and go for your life!  You could ask the volunteers if they know anyone who consistently runs 23 mins or so and pace yourself alongside them...if it is anything like the parkrun here they will probably love to help you achieve your goal.

 

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 18:29

On marathon talk they go on  lot about "comeback pb"'s

 

 

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:59

Great write-up Tim, in the latter part of my training for London last year I cpnvinced myself I had a stress fracture in my thigh, it wasn't, and it still isn't perfect, but if you can get an mri it will tell you one way or the other.  There used to be a fellow on here alled Moscow Flyer, and he posted images of his stress fracture MRI, fascinating, but he appeared to me to have absolutely hammered his paces and carried on through injury until he broke down. No danger of that with the team around you.

Back pain, well I have explained a little about how I hurt my back, but some time ago I noticed when running with earphones in that I could hear/feel every thump as I hit the floor in my inner ear, if that explains it properly. Adjusting myposture, usually leaning forward a little ant tying to maintain some control over the motion in my legs rather than just letting my foot hit the floor, meant that the "thump" in my ears disappeared.  As I get older, and a bit more brittle, I really can feel the difference when I'm hitting the ground hard or hitting it fluently.  Also, if I imagine a line extending from my spine behind me to the ground, if my thigh goes behind it, it seems to twist in my lower back and cause pain later in the run.  So, to put it bluntly, whwn I am carrying a bit of a belly from too much beer and chips etc,  I can't lean and engage my core, my spine is very vertical due to the space hopper attached to the front.  but I can't not rotate my upper leg behind the line of the spine or i would be practically running straight legged. When I'm a bit slimmer, tight core and gentle forward lean, I can push off behind the spine but still in line, and I get less pain.

I am exaggerating, I'm not like a darts player or anything, but the principle is there and it seems to work in practice. This is all probably second nature to a lot of people but I think I'm a slow learner!

 

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