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Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 09:11

Yes, LFR...I will check in nearer the time to see if you're running it and if so, at least try and spot you. Koala, don't jinx it, I'm returning from a nasty leg break  Touch wood, it's going OK (apart from the PF and a bunion!)

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 16:26

LFR - I've been getting a touch of Plantar F too. I find the short compression socks help a bit. And...I also have a York Marathon place. I entered when my leg was still in plaster to cheer my self up. Seemed like a good idea at the time! It will be a minor miracle if I complete the distance within the course closing time   I will have to do walk/run strategy if I turn up for it. I wouldnt bother with being injured for so long, but my daughter will be at the Uni where race HQ is, so it is an oportunity to visit and get a medal at the same time

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 12:19

I am going to stick my neck out and say add me to the list please, Rachel

9 August, Isle of Man Half Mara as part of the No Rest for The Wicked series (6 races in 6 days - although my primary goal is the half).

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 10:10

Good point, Westy – my gait probably has changed post injury. Thanks for the other tips folks. I do let it ease off a bit and it settles, but it’s sort of there, lingering in the background along with this planta facilitis thingy.

I've got my London GFA in too (deferred from last year).

Hmm, a Wenty-Andrews love child…what have I missed??!!

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 11:01

Hey, how y’all doing? What’s all this talk about scorchio weather??!! Cloudy and dull in Isle of Man

Just thought I’d give you a little update on my mangled ankle. Toot toot  I am now running (slowly) 3 times a week with a ‘long’ run at the weekend. I am up to 11 miles, with a view to completing my local half in August. I am nowhere near my old paces and don’t have full mobility in my ankle joint (possibly never will), but I am getting by, adapting to the new style of running (with a limp).

Any thoughts on an Achilles niggle? Touch wood, I have never had trouble with my Achilles, but on my injured side it is a bit dodgy and I think I have a bit of plantar fasciitis…this all seems to have happened after doing a gazillion heel raises in rehab. I’ve ditched the heel raises and the Achilles has eased a bit. Anyone else had a similar achillies/PF combo and if so, what did you do?

PS – Andrews, have you been watching The Island Games much? (You’re Jersey, aren’t you?).

Pain on the back of the heel and pain under the foot

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 09:24

Zoran, this is exactly what I am suffering with since returning to running after a tri malleousous fracture and dislocation of R ankle last August.

I would love to take part in your study, but I am based in the Isle of Man, so I anticipating the travel costs will make it a no-go! Please do not hesitate to contact me though if you're interested...


Interval paces and example sessions

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 09:41

Sorry, the other thread I referred to is called Pfitzinger Race thread - it's usually pretty high up on the 'latests posts'.

Interval paces and example sessions

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 09:36

Hi Office Boy, you might be interested in the book Faster Road Racing by Pete Pfitzinger (about £9 Amazon). It has lots useful info regarding all aspects of road racing up to half marathon distance as well as some training plans. He also does an Advanced Marathoning book. There's also a P+D (Pfitzinger & Douglas) thread on here with lots of well informed runners giving their input.

As a general rule (and having taken Mr Pfiitzinger's advice) I do my speed intervals at 5kish pace, with 50% rest - so in your case for 800m, having roughly 75 seconds rest. I also try to make my distance in the speed training 'zone' at least 4.5K So 6 x 800 = 4800m, 4 x 1200m etc.Tempo runs I do at half marathon pace and try to stay in the tempo zone for at least 25 minutes.

As someone has already said, your PB times are already pretty immpressive, so with an increase in mileage and/or more targeted training, you should make some decent gains.

Good luck!

 PS - I cannot comment on dualthlon training, as I only ride recreationally these days (thanks to a nasty MTB leg break!). But I manage to sandwich 3 or 4 decent training runs around a bit of cycling and gym work. I believe 'easy' or recovery runs can be substituted with another form of cardio exercise.




Liverpool Rock n Roll Marathon

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 11:20

2Old - Ah, Ok. Did they make you pay all over again, or just the difference between the two races (just curious).

Liverpool Rock n Roll Marathon

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 09:11

2Old, how did you manage to wangle a change from the half the the full? Did you have to pay for a brand new entry? Last year I tried to swap from the full to the half but the organisers woudn't let me

Sounds like a good event, one for next year.

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