Posted: 24/06/2015 at 16:14
I do love reading this thread. Just when I am doubting where I can get some inspiration from and I read the latest posts. I am struggling still with injury. Post injury it is a real effort to run with correct cadence and biometrics for more than a couple of miles. And as I am not doing so I can feel other parts of the legs struggling and getting niggly. And the post run pain is quite frustrating.
I did finish parkrun in a reasonable time Saturday, rested (well cycled) Sunday and then did 7 miles on Monday but it took over 70 minutes and I could hardly walk yesterday. Might have to be more patient and do more baby steps. The bike training on the other hand is coming along well as I don’t get any pain from this. Mix of turbo training and long rides outside.
More treatment next week for the leg so hopefully after this I can begin to get back to the training plan. The sub 3.15 attempt is now 16 weeks away.
Ruffles Well done on your PB, its excellent to see your continual improvement. What tri are you looking at? I had forgotten you are doing Ride 100. How’s the training? What’s the longest you have ridden for both in terms of duration and distance in your training?
Chicksta What a nightmare for you too. Virus, reaction to the meds, hospital. You poor thing. I hope the peak flow is starting to come back. And good to hear that you are confident of a 6 week recovery, I like it.
Mr P Nice parkrun performances for you, the speed is returning. Although how is the sore Achilles coming along?
Malcs I am loving hearing about the rugby referees course, how is it going? What level will you be going in at? And how is your training coming along? I did love seeing that you have got your GFA entry in. Do they keep the release date of entries for the GFA under the radar? I only ask as I saw a few people on social media last week panicking that they might have missed it. Linked to GFA qualifying (maybe one for you to read Angela I re Boston) was an article on why people cheat at marathons
Cannot understand it myself but nowt as strange as folk. Any congrats on getting and using your GFA entry again Malcs I also agree with you, summer training for autumn marathons can get hot. I am not sure which I prefer? The hot weather training for autumn or the cold dark weather training for spring? Let me know your lottery numbers, I have a feeling they might come up.
Fairyclogs Very well done on your Endure 24 completion, great achievement. And well done on your SDM performance. I understand it was as tough as ever this year? And what a spread of events lined up, have you done Bewl before? I do quite fancy this one, maybe not this year but possibly next. How is the piriformis afterwards?
Reikirabbit I am liking this short speed stuff. Well done on the track and I do have to ask about the bronze in the 4x100m relay. And I love your groupieness. Very impressive. And how is the ankle now?
Have you decided on whether you are doing Richmond Park this weekend? I am gutted to be missing the Olympic Park race on 19th July. I did it a few years ago and absolutely loved it however it is clashing with DinoSnores, where I am taking my daughter and her friends for a night at the museum sleepover in the National History Museum. We sleep under either the Blue whale or the Diplodocus and have a torchlight procession around the museum.
Baldrunnerman What an achievement at Endure. 85 miles. Wowser!! Congrats congrats congrats!! W