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Posted: Yesterday at 14:53

Gosh PMJ.  TMI for me to compute. All I know is the more quickly I pick my feet up, the better they fall into place for the next stride and the less time they spend on the ground soaking up impact injuries.  Now if Garmin could tell me how to fix my pelvic tilt so I fully engage my glutes, I might be interested in the things again.

Sub 3h15

Posted: Yesterday at 10:15

Speedy - promising news!  Let's hope the physic can get you up and running well again soon.  It must feel good to be out again?

Sub 3h15

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 12:01

Lorenzo - nice long one there, neighbour. 

It seems that OO just can't be beaten on those shorter distance WAVAs.  Imagine what they would be if he was female!

BI - 4 is a terrible terrible number. I avoid it at all costs.  Now, show me an 8 and you've got me interested! 

Nicely coming back Leslie. Steady and slow is the way.  

Three short ambles for me last week post HM.  The right achilles is quiet now and the left one much better and looking less cankle like I am going to spend another week running easy but try consecutive days.  Throw in some yoga, barre class and pilates and hope that I can resume marathon training the following week with my new focus being the Thames Meander on 1 November.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 15:14

That sucks (as they say in California). Really sorry to hear that, dude (ditto).

But this means you can now unleash your inner Ian Thorpe. Or maybe not him. Your inner Michael Phelps. Actually, not him either.. These swimmers all seem to be encumbered by negative association. How about your inner Lance Armstrong? Oh, no, er maybe Miguel Indurain! Or, if you favour a more alternative look role model, Wiggo! Ta da!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 13:54

SJ - thanks for the sentiment.  I am sure it will bounce back but road running exacerbates it currently so I am going to stay away from racing on tarmac for the foreseeable.  Well, anything more than 10 miles anyway...  I need to work on my form in the meantime.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 11:49

Woke up still cheery in the knowledge our Jools had excelled herself yesterday.  Such a well deserved time and it made me really happy to see her do it in her hometown.  As for me, I have made the decision to not race Abingdon.  If I can't race 13.1 on tarmac without repercussion from my Achilles I certainly can't race 26.2 in 4 weeks' time.  I don't think the latest set back is too bad and I know what to do to get it back into shape but the fact it was speaking to me the whole way through the race shows I am not form ready (Bike It will know exactly what I mean!) to race on the hard stuff yet.  This means Comrades is a definite no in 2015 too.  I can happily run forever on trails though so will stay there and continue to build my fitness and strength in the hope I can hammer out a fast road race sometime in the future.

Lorenzo  - nice sub-1:30 yesterday 

Some decent long runs from moof and VTR and it is good to see GD looking strong and healthy again.  

marrows - stop being so hard on yourself. Us women do ourselves no favours with how high we set the bar.  You ran a sub-20 sub-par and should be proud of that! Many men with their naturally higher VO2 max would struggle with that in good health!  Recover soon.

TAR get Mrs TAR to give it a rub?

Sub 3h15

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 17:39
1:27:06 plus a dicky left Achilles. But at least I know how to treat the sucker this time! Excited about Jools' result! Hurraaaaaay! Sub-2:55 I reckon whizzy lady. And our pre-race hug must have been contributory as it was indeed epic

Super fitness loss after five weeks off from injury, recovery plan

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 21:32

Brandon, just take it one stage at a time. Like Debra said it really sounds like you aren't over the injury yet. I'd be inclined to get a clear diagnosis to be certain your rehabilitation is appropriate and adequate before assessing your readiness for either marathon. Perhaps try to consider another one after the later one so you have a back up plan in case you aren't race ready for either of your two races. No race is worth risking worsening your comeback and good health for! Good luck. 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 15:28

GM - I shall say only this:

The Tarmac Is My Friend The Tarmac Is My Friend The Tarmac Is My Friend The Tarmac Is My Friend The Tarmac Is My Friend ... ::wobbles::

And this is NOT a thread smack down and whoever said it was is very much mistaken.

Nice comeback, GM (says the expert in coming back again and again and again...) 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 11:23

I am in denial I am racing a road HM for the first time in 2.5 years despite the fact I know I am liable to come unstuck racing on anything harder than a soft dirt trail...

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