Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:56
DT, your beetroot experiment still makes me giggle. Sorry Sounds like the right idea to rest up a bit. It will do you far more harm to overdo it now.
Mr V doing a marathon. Exciting stuff.
Dr D, looks like you are starting to peak at just the right time. Very encouraging stats.
TR, looks like you're getting some really good training in lately.
Interesting that you say don't make it up as you go along, TR. What I've found with my own schedules and those of people I am now coaching is that constant revision is needed. That's based on a small sample size though. Having a rough plan is a good idea of course, but it's difficult to say what's best until you know how somebody will respond to various types of training.
I also think there is a bit too much of an emphasis on VO2 work in P&D. The great thing about strides is you can tack them on to the start of any session. And marathon-paced running is my favourite type of running for any distance. The great thing about the marathon is you can do a large volume of training.
DT, sounds a little bit like taper madness to me
I've injured again My left quad this time. I had a week off completely and it didn't seem to help so I went back out for a run and it hurt even more, so I gave in and went to my physio and I'm glad I did. We found out exactly where it is and some massage, ultrasound and interferential seemed to really help (not sure which of those actually helped. I'm a bit sceptical about ultrasound's benefits)
Thanks to cross-training like a maniac and eating very healthily I haven't actually lost any fitness (according to HR/pace stats). Luckily I can swim, cycle, row and do various weights so that's what I'm doing a lot of at the moment, boring as it may be.
On the bright side I have lost half of the weight I put on and MP (85%MHR) is now down to 6:35/mile compared to about 6:20/mile pre-injury, so getting there.