Posted: 30/04/2013 at 10:27
Nice pic Blisters! Scary. And not sure I properly said well done. Hope you enjoyed your session last night
Wabo - that's miserable. I would think a club fairly hard hearted not to allow you in the draw. It's not as if you haven't contributed to the club, or have only just joined it, or decided in September on a whim to run it.
Paddy - sounds like a full day's work!
Tom, good to see you. I hope the physio can mobilise things. I don't go with giving up, if running on is what you want. Maybe the way forward is periodic, with a few months of good running followed by a lull period while aches settle. Maybe you'll find different training patterns that minimise the tightening of muscles. Others on this thread have - pirates often seem to have taken to the high seas with daggers in their mouths because their legs won't let them be simple every day runners. People who suggest to me to pack it in are likely to see my teeth in a worrying grin.
I did not enter the ballot for vlm. It is neither a realistic nor a compelling dream. Things might be better after I retire in December, but I can't bank on it. Each year takes its toll, and I would not have wished to be committed to banging out long runs on Sundays this year even, at least not marathon sized long runs.
We'll see how SLMM goes, but trail running is more my style.
Me? 6 miles tempo. The negatives: it did take 1hr 18 minutes. That's about 12 minutes longer than two years ago. I don't normally run with a watch, but I was going for consistancy. That's the first positive. It was a negative split. That is not entirely surprising, as stiffness over the first mile and a half is more disabling than tiredness later, providing I get the pacing right. That's the second positive. I did get the pacing right, and with not a very great deal left over. As I have signed up for a 10k in May, getting the pacing right for that distance is important just now.