Posted: 23/11/2013 at 15:53
vello and I have agreed to start a coaching thread. We're going to start in a few weeks when she's recovered fully from the marathon. I'm looking forward to it.
iower, remember that you build a strength, speed and aerobic base at the same time. The key is to avoid too much use of the lactate system when doing the fast stuff, hence the necessity for shorter reps and long recoveries.
YD, another nice progressive run. I suffer from blisters on the outside of the foot (that's where I land) and I found Engo Blister patches really useful - you apply them to the shoe/insole rather than your foot and they're pretty hard-wearing.
I'm injured I've had a groin/upper thigh/hip niggle for a good few weeks now. Very similar, if not the same, as I had in the summer. I've tried running through it, but this last week it's just been getting worse.
This morning I ran Nonsuch parkrun pretty hard and was in a lot of pain after and have been limping since. Given how the pain moves around so much, I'm pretty sure it's the sartorius muscle which runs from the outer hip, across to the groin area and down to the knee. I don't think it's anything too serious at the moment, but I'm going to stop running until it's better.
In the meantime, lots of weight training (which doesn't seem to affect it), core stuff, and maybe a bit of swimming to try and keep the aerobic fitness in order.
Mr V, the massage course sounds interesting. First question, what's the best way to massage one's sartorius?