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Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: Today at 10:37
Malcs you just described the last hour of my life, oh the extrapolations. I err on the side of.........getting out before this lunacy makes me late for work!

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: Today at 08:27
Hi all

Malcs I'm wondering how you got on yesterday - I prepped various lessons and assembled all the props in helpful Sports Direct bags for colleagues to lift and take while I'm away, had a nice wander out to buy prizes, actually used a buff on the tube when a chorus of emissions erupted on all sides.

Malcs - Have had the sudden acute foot syndrome more than once, most recently during the nght before VMLM this year, and ineed in the week before York last year. You should be in stand up boom boom.

My latest has been a zingy tooth. I even wondered if maybe I'd pulled a filling out and almost remembered seeing something like a large poppy seed but not having registered fully at the no, this is not real. Have never been this bad before have I?!

Sense - I only hit pace like that on the Alter G, sounds like you are back and can build from here.

Stan - what a win! And a brilliant time. Chester does indeed sound great.

Slowkoala - awesome 10K breakthrough, well done! I reckon Brighton on a non blustery day is a much better prospect than GNR for a time goal - less technical, less congested. You are so close you'll be popping under this year I'm sure.

Just started sneezing, but have made a miracle blast already for after my run [final session with just 2 jogs to go....1 easy, 1 steady, 1 MP, 1 threshold, 1 easy] - ingredients include half an onion, half a garlic, pineapple, ginger, lemon, & cayenne pepper.

Definitely the way forward.

I might pursue a scan to see if there's anything very amiss with discs / lower spine, thanks for the support on this. Am seeing chiropractor tomorrow morning.

Top of my left calf is tight and tuggy and I reckon my left knee has joined in....aaaarghhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 19:03
chicksta that's faaaaaaaab!!!! Well done you for pegging it back and staying safe.

It's still a great time, and clearly well with yourself to feel so fine afterwards. For me the la di da that was nice where's the party and collapse is a good few minutes, so you could have had 3:30 for sure, but nothing to prove, rift? Plus it is a biggie to get through your first since the diagnosis and to know you'll be OK.

I did the Middx 10K this morning as a jog, literally easy pace, then in the 3rd lap picked up to MP, & somehow I won a county medal! Have no idea which colour, went home before they dished out the bling, but that is hilarious - 12 minutes + outside my PB, deffo the clubcard of events this year if you're old enough.

My right glutes and hamstrings were not overjoyed, wierdly better once I picked up a bit.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 16:47
Hi guys!

Chicksta you know what you're doing, hope it goes OK and you enjoy it. Quite skilled at the carbload here, looking forward to including those beet/apple juices this time.

Whoop whoop Angela on the Boston place, you can plan from here and decide how to play it, I'm thrilled for you, and for Sarah too of course.

Malcs am loving your physio's attitude - I have one more chiro treatment to go on Wednesday - last time he left me with shooting pains and a lot of pinching, which has worn off now, but like you I have a lack of firing, also numbness in the hamstrings still, no lurgy though, so am still up on last year I reckon.

Sense thanks for the mind and body wishes, and I do feel for you with the ultrasound. I did have one that was glaringly misconstrued last year, but that was based on the presence of a mass rather than on the absence of anything apparent. My GP did google once, and came up with meralgia paraesthetica to describe my dead quad.

The chiro tells me I have some degeneration at base of spine, hence the repeated neural issues.

Malcs could you get one of those sit to stand desks? Otherwise getting up every 20 minutes for a 2 minute wander can help. You might need to set an alarm

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 20:14
Malcs - rest could be the way forward, with a mini reload next week. Why not take two complete days and prepare to marvel at the outcome?

Everything crossed for you.

Today I have been questioning my sanity as symptoms have been competing to take hold.

Back to respiratory now!

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 18:39
Hi all, just popped in to see if anyone was about and see I've missed a lot.

Had just been reading Malc's inspirational York 2014 report, which differed hugely from mine. I had a horrible time there last year in reality, quickly reframed it at the time, but my journal doesn't lie, despite the PB.

The maranoia has fully kicked in over the past week for me - have seen a chiroprctor twice on top of my usual Tui Na. He confirmed sciatca and has been executing ART quite painfully, but with notable alleviation of symptoms. I'm now mainly getting shooting pains in right glutes with a numbness in the hamstrings, nowhere near as seized as before.

Angela you were right in another way besides the short post surgery layoff - this guy has told me the physio rehab / strengthening / abs work has caused this issue as I've put a disc out a bit, and to not do it!

Lke Chicksta I've been having a mental time at work - I don't know if I'm recording low heart rates though as my 305 HRM has suddenly packed up.

Sense it usually only takes about 7 miles to warm up, today I looked at my watch when it started to feel easy and was at 7.65, and that was a progression run so was at the 2nd fastest pace by then too.

I'm wondering if I can pull off a 2% improvement at York, don't want to blow up, and I do like stuff that's fun and easy, but haven't come down with last year's lurgy yet.

It has been a constant battle with sore throats, and last week I actually drank pulverised garlic and raw onions [joys of the NBullet]. It does help to know it isn't just me freaking out.

I'm so impressed with what I just read about your swim Tigger - had been wondering about fuelling, and how long it took. Yowsers, I am so in awe.

Malcs and Sense I love to hear about your storming parkruns !

Angela I hope you get Boston, it's been a dream of mine to get there.

Happy birthday a week late Stan!

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 16:46
Hi all

I really hope the suffering pair get results and reassurance soon. Everytime I hear your latest I can't help recalling me last year, and indeed what I now call my hernia zone [which does mysteriously include adductors] still aches quite a bit 8 months after surgery.

Fortunately you both have perspective, and are keeping fitness going.

Things have gone a bit odd for me in the past week or so - have had 2 very sloggy, leaden legged long runs - did the Marshes half Malcs following 7ish easy, and by lap 4 of 6 was feeling shattered. Managed only to +ve split by a minute so not tragic, but ran 2:00:08 for the half.

Was able to reframe all that as a good training effort, wasn't racing it etc, and had a good intervening week despite still struggling with the right hamstring and glutes seizure thingy, but then yesterday set out to run 22 miles, which did happen, but it was more of a shuffle, 10 secs/mile down for pace on last year's version, which had also been light and easy.

Yet at 19 miles I woke up quite dramatically and felt fine.

I'm wondering if the ankle, ribs, neural issues, lingering hernia zone could have taken a sort of overtraining toll equivalent as I have been feeling so much more tired than before.

Hope you stormed parkrun Stan. I reckon your Salford tale illustrates how much is in the mind. With correct information you could have done even better!

I'm off to cook some Quorn

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 09:00
Good to hear mr P, and a nice bit of bridging there too.

Malcs mine was just under 13 miles.

By the way the York 10 starts at 10:15, so there could be shades of the Bejing marathon at the back.

Am having a Tui Na on Friday as usual, plus sports massage on Saturday to blast this neural thing ahead of another 20 [finishing with Hackney Marshes half on Sunday, so hope this can be the progression I failed to execute last week.

Had a cracking track session on Tuesday though, out of nowhere.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 09:20
Hi Guys

Stan & Mr P you are right, the 10 starts after, at 10:30 I think.

The course mirrors the start and finish of the marathon, cuts across a lot sooner obviously, and no outs & backs.

I think I follow a minimal mileage schedule in terms of overall volume that is, peaks at around 40 / 42 / week, couple of 35s, most weeks around 30, BUT I do tweak it, and go long several times, 20+ about 5 times I reckon, including a 25 at 3 weeks [& a day!] out.

I know this works for me ecause I don't have a lot of speed, but I don't lose pace during, so can come through in the final 10K if I need to, love that part.

In the week I do one easy around the 6 mark, up to 8 in a pyramid or progression [often TI miles or 1.5s], one set of HIT reps which can sometimes be on the bike, it's a lot less than many of the schedules, including what Amy went through last year for similar target result.

I did a London bridgeathon yesterday for the first tiem ever, and it was great.

Had to work, so ran down the anal near me to LImehouse basin & over to Tower Bridge, across that, along to Lambeth Bridge via Bankside, over that & along Thames Path to Chelsea Bridge, south and into Battersea Park - actually ended up going to Wandsworth bridge and back north for a final riverside piece before heading north to work.

Starting at 7:30 there was plenty of room and all very pleasant and interesting.

I do stil have a bit of a stiff and numb / weak hamstring/bum situation on the right side, but it has eased quite a bit in itself, and I'm managing the ever changing little knockons like opposite hip, ankle etc.

I console myself that I was more fo a wreck this time last year!

Stan I know what you mean abut the 24 hour thing. I feel drawn to the Wall, and to Race to the Stones, but there are so many reasons not to put myself through it!

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 19:19
Well done Minni!

I've just been up to York for the weekend, and managed a 21+ course recce on Saturday [well I jogged to and around parkrun, back to my sister's, who then joined me down to the uni and around the new 10 mile course].

Was very pleased to note that the hamstring situation has eased somewhat.

Malcs & the York gang, I was a little concerned to learn that they are adding the 10 miler to the York marathon festival.

There doesn't seem to be any indication as to when the 10 will start, hope we don't all set off at once.
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