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Sub 3h15

Posted: Yesterday at 23:56

I'm keeping everything crossed for you, Poacher.

Huge congratulations on a fabulous race, Badbark! Fantastic result and video too.  Thanks for sharing that. 

Speedy - onwards and upwards, onwards and upwards, onwards and upwards (repeat ad infinitum) 


Sub 3h15

Posted: Yesterday at 15:51
Get well soon Bike It!

Another casualty from the BUPA 10K today coming home in a sluggish 39:21. I wasn't expecting a brilliant time after my marathon/post-marathon injuries and was grateful to be able to run. It was very exciting to turn up in the elite tent and have a chat with the lovely Jo Pavey who had been up all night vomiting with either food poisoning or a gastro type bug. She still managed to run 32:xx feeling queasy! That's pure class.

Time for me to now focus on recovering from my niggles, strengthening and hit the yoga studio more than once a week.

Achilles injury is it that bad?

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 17:41

I ended up benched for a year by running on an achilles niggle that came back to bite me so make sure you tread carefully with this one (excuse the pun).  Tendon injuries are ones that can set you back for quite some time if you don't pay them heed.  Continuing running gently is good to encourage blood flow to the injured tendon but speedwork and too much volume is probably pushing your luck.  Nobody has ever suffered adversely from paying attention to the calves and foam rolling them so give that a go, addressing the hamstrings and glutes while you are at it.  Consider rolling a ball under the foot for good measure, then you have loosened everything around the tendon and covered all bases.  And give it time. And maybe a bit of yoga. If that doesn't help, seek professional advice. Physios, sports therapists - they are brilliant at helping you understand what is causing the problem in the first place which is vital to avoid a recurrence of the problem.  Finally, patience is a definite requirement with achilles niggles.  Good luck! 

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 17:33

Afternoon all.  Have been a bit absent as home life intervenes and my Achilles has given me issues.  I have had issues with both in the past and it flared up after the marathon.  I sprained my ankle around mile 3 and I think racing 23 miles hard after that meant I unwittingly put extra impact on the other side.  The achilles has been tetchy since London, probably not helped by a few sessions of speedwork.  Anyway, I have decided not to do that South Downs Trail Marathon and take it easy until my autumn marathon training begins.  I did ask if I could push my place forwards to 2016, but if anyone is interested in taking my spot, I would happily transfer the number over to you gratis.  I suspect the race organisers would prefer this as I have already moved from another race I couldn't do and I may be getting on their nerves with all my requests to shift races.  Anyhoo, let me know by PM.  Happy injury-free Pfitz training all.  I'll be back when I start my autumn marathon training. 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 17:21

I'm racing in the local Race For Life 5K tomorrow with MsEtte1OO.  I may let her pip me to the line 

Leslie - I have The Stick but prefer to foam roll using my Grid (which I used this morning before my run and it was sooooo helpful!)  13.1 miles with no problems is definitely a good place to be.  Fingers crossed this is the way things will continue for you. 

I'm getting quite excited about Comrades but see it is forecast to be hot that weekend.  I hope that the Comraders amongst us have been warm weather training.  At least this will take the pressure off achieving fast times.

Having had a few days off, with the achilles feeling worse, I went for a hour's run this morning. I foam rolled beforehand and stopped and stretched a few times along the way and it felt so much better.  Since then it has felt great. So obviously not running at all is not a good idea (in addition to speedwork). I sort of knew this but have been reminded of it. Still not sure I will race well on Monday though. 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 18:43

Poacher - is it acute or chronic?  I had an acute case that went away quite quickly once I addressed it (it was gait related as I adapted to new orthotics which were inserted to help with my achilles issues *insert confused emoticon*)

Speaking of injuries, my achilles won't STFU since VLM. I think I have triggered something running hard with a sprained ankle and it won't stop niggling. So I am taking several weeks to properly let the thing die down.  No trail marathon with lovely views for me next month after all .  I am committed to a 10K with the club on Monday but will not be racing that one. 

Nice speedy miles there, KR.I reckon you just need to find a night marathon to get your sub-3.  

Hope things improve Gerard. Glad you are able to see a window coming up for more training Abbers and that Bike It is now looking in good shape for Comrades

Sub 3h15

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 22:25

Sub 3h15

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 15:16

That is not too shabby at all, KR (said is usual understated way round these parts).  Well done!  

Badbark - I really enjoyed seeing the video last year.  I'm looking forward to this year's one. You must be made of teflon to be able to perform so well at all these races.  

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 08:59

Nice 10 milers, Ferg and Westy. How old is your daughter to be doing The Tempest at school?  

madbee - nice to be back enjoying easy running I bet!  I did a few speed sessions post-VLM which was probably a few sessions too many. Still, now I know ...

andrews - I think I need to take a leaf from your book and let myself recover properly from London.  I am no longer young and recovery needs as much attention as training. With that in mind, I had a protein shake for breakfast using my new NutriBullet.  

Another rest day here I think to give my achilles more time. I have a sports massage scheduled this morning which should help iron out any remaining creases.  I may try an easy run tomorrow and then see if I have any zip in them on Thursday or Friday before we head into the bank holiday weekend and Monday's 10K.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 07:58

ARGGGHHHHHHHH, VTr  Does it hurt?  Is it less painful when you remove the skin?   This is a terrible breakfast conversation. 

Nice 10 miler before any of us are even opening our eyes, Gul.

Achilles less chatty today so I am going to be uber sensible and NOT run on it for another day.  A dog walk only. 

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