Posted: 21/09/2016 at 09:14
Big G, that sounds like a great weekend, glad it all went well. Your points re running clubs runs and pacing are why I prefer to do most of my running on my own. I like doing track plus one club run in the week as the pace is about right for me (but thinking about it, for some of them it is around their marathon pace and there is no way I could knock out 7 miles at MP that easily!) But I've always preferred to do longer runs on my own.
Ian - sorry your injury messed up your marathon plans. I hope the exercises work and your hamstring improves. I think Shades is right re most of us having vulnerable parts re injury. I know for me it's my knees/IT band.
Mamafox - does that mean that your injury isn't getting worse? As if it was, you'd expect the pain to come on sooner with each run wouldn't you? But good that you can keep going up to 2 hours. Still frustrating though - are there strengthening exercises that would help?
Cal - well done on the sub 2 hours, must be such a relief to get that done. Good luck for Ealing this weekend, I know quite a few people who are running it as they gave all marshals from last year free places.
Hope Louey and Steve are enjoying tapering! I'm really looking forward to hearing how you both do at Berlin and Abingdon (?) as you are both in good form.
I've got a 10k race this weekend so trying to take it easy this week. I'll probably give track another miss tomorrow - have been too scared to return following HR readings. My HR on runs has been much lower over last 10 days or so, last nights 7 miles averaged 138. Will be interesting (for me, perhaps not for anyone else!) to see what it peaks at for the race as it has a long hill. Eek!!
Shades - well done for your race on Sunday and good to see you running well at the moment. It's definitely autumn now, can hardly remember it being in the 30s last week!