Posted: 20/10/2014 at 15:09
Nice weekend of training Padams.
Dachs & LS21 - as per FB.
Dan - 5 aside the day after a marathon and just 6 weeks before your A marathon? You're a braver man than me.
ON7 - close to target on a bad day can't be knocked.
CW - mechanically (as in stride, rather than mechanically as in protecting the ankle is making me run like LS21 ), I'm in a much better place because of the chiro treatment. I'm not as fit (or anywhere near it) as for Amsterdam last year, but because I'm wasting less effort fighting my body I'm hoping it balances out.
selbs - let's get it on like Donkey Kong
Today was the first day I've managed to repeat one of the sharpening workouts I done pre-Amsterdam, and it ended up being surprisingly promising.
Last year it was 10m with efforts of 1/2m (2:35), 1/2m (2:25), 1m (5:07), with an easy mile between each.
This year it was 10m with efforts of 1/2m (2:26), 1/2m (2:23), 1m (5:01), but with only 1/2m between the first two efforts, though I kept the easy mile before the fast mile. The mile also included a few seconds lost stopping to step around a car.
So, basically, at this stage:
a) keep treating the ankle to reduce the swelling and improve mobility as much as possible before Sunday.
b) One more effort (3m @ MP on Thursday).
c) Some strides on Saturday.
d) Get as close to race weight as feasible by Thursday (still about 1kg over).
e) Leave whatever I've got on the course on Sunday - A target - 5:35m/m, B target - a bubka, C target - finish with my ankle intact.