MsE


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Sub 3h15

Posted: Today at 07:05

Welcome back, SBD (waves)! Good luck with your Brighton campaign.  Are you on top of your injuries now?

OO - your daughter certainly sounds determined.  When I was very young I was told by a family friend who ran at international level and who also mentored me at hockey (I played internationally) to not run marathons until I was much older.  Those words stuck with me but I suspect had I not had that talk so young, I might have been more resistant to them.  Perhaps it is a good chance to really focus on her strength and conditioning?  That can only help both in terms of mitigation and in giving her extra protection from the battering 26.2 can do?

PMJ - good racing as ever but how irritating for you. 

Leslie - you are running really well at the moment.  As PMJ says, you need to hop into a race soon!

Lorenzo - you are so strong on those long challenging runs.  When is the next race?

I didn't do very well on Sunday.  Remind me not to drink anything before a race again please.  After a nice relaxed trip to the start line of the Hogs Back Road Race in Loseley Park on a stunningly beautiful crisp morning, I completely messed up my race by having a pre-race coffee as it was so cold.  I never run on anything apart from a slice of toast when I am racing a marathon.  And it came back to bite me in the form of an almighty stitch around mile 5.  I was running strong and had plenty left in the tank for a faster finish but the stitch had me holding my side.  So after running in 2nd place the whole way, I was beaten into 3rd just towards the end. Nooooooooooo! 

Curiously am going to listen to Charlotte now as I get the brood ready for school.  Happy Mondays folks!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 19:34

Poacher - just back off everything and look after yourself.  You sound really beaten up.  Then reassess and see what you fancy doing?  

It's a puppy not a cat.  He is lovely but keeping me busy.  

SEdan - the only limits are the ones you set yourself.  Why not see where your training takes you and then decide what your goals are?  Berlin is a nice fast course.  I managed 3:07 on 7 weeks' training and a very easy 2nd half.  I reckon it would have been a few minutes slower at London with that approach.

Any Surrey locals want to join me in the Hogs Back Race this Sunday?  I have had to shelve plans to run the Dorset trail race as MrE is at Twickenham so have signed up for the Hogs Back instead.  

Sub 3h15

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 23:05

Poacher - thank the good Lord you are OK.  Recover strong and stay safe you hear?  That goes for the rest of you too.  Back to the puppy... (he has diarrhoea!) 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 21:58

Abbers No, I ditched Gosport with the weather reports sounding so dire.  I have my hands full with a puppy at home and just didn't feel the day justified the chaos of me being away all morning.

Well done, GM!  That's a fantastic time but in particular under those circumstances.

Lower Legs

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 19:29

Ha ha!  Only just looked at the link and have see I have repeated what Daniel Rothwell said on eccentric and concentric activity helping.  Sorry about that. 

Lower Legs

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 19:26

And remember, CV fitness comes on much more quickly than soft tissue resilience so you are smart to think about tendon strength.  With consistency that will come in time but much later than the aerobic fitness so you will have to be super patient.  You can improve tendon strength with loading at home, simple eccentric calf loading exercises can be really helpful, for example, or just slowly going up on raised toes and lowering down to work those tibia tendons and strengthen the toes.  Lots of stuff on youtube to given you an idea how to approach it.  

Lower Legs

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 19:23

And it goes without saying that when niggles appear, it is worth slowing runs down a bit to reduce the impact.  Try more trails than roads to cushion yourself and engage the whole body more.  That sort of thing.

Lower Legs

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 19:22

Hi Ross. Sorry to hear you are so frustrated by it all. May also be worth checking out things from the ground up?  You have mentioned your glutes which is great but I tend to look at issues from both directions, as well as how I move, when I have any issues.  Flat feet can, through overpronation, lead to issues with the tibia if the foot muscles are not strong and the arch collapses.  Perhaps it is something simple like your shoes need replacing?  Another thing that strikes me is that you are still quite young and won't stop growing until your early 20s.    I wouldn't underestimate the effect this could have on your musculoskeletal system and the power you are able to use to power that growing frame.  For the time being, it may also be worth doing shorter runs each time you head out. Maybe 5 runs of 3-4 miles instead of 3 of 7-11 miles? Fatigue is more likely to set in with runs of longer duration and exacerbate any biomechanical issues.  Hope you get it sorted soon!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 18:13

Heartbreaking.  Have asked if our club can send a message of condolence to their families.  I see that the driver was arrested for drunk driving.  Even more senseless.

Trump & Clinton

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 12:16
JT141 wrote (see)
"Trump has suggested co-operation and conciliation. Which seems to me to be a sensible approach."

In his acceptance speech, after a year of some of the most divisive rhetoric ever spoken in a US election. It's a bit like saying Peter Sutcliffe once held a door open for a woman so he must be quite the gentleman.

Spot on. 

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