Posted: 13/07/2015 at 16:04
MsE, the only thing on calendar is an October marathon. In fact, I just realized I haven't raced since last October's marathon! How is you ankle after the effort today? My experience is that ankle injuries can vary greatly...some you just can't do anything on and others you can surprisingly push through. Hopefully yours is the latter.
Gul, what HR monitor are you using? If garmin, they have a chest strap that works really well and another not so much (e.g. those spurious readings). I can give you a link to a good one if needed. Also, really happy to see you tracking your HR now. I think you might be interested to read the HADD document (it's long but well worth it) now that you see where your effort zones really are day to day. Maybe you are spot on but perhaps you have lots of potential sitting in the tank. For example, my max HR is ~200 and I only hit 160 during my subLT efforts (pretty much marathon pace or a bit faster). All my slower stuff is at 140 (or lately well below that). Anyway, might be worth a read http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/training/hadd-training-method/260438.html
Lorenzo, how old is your boy? Pretty impressive lad! And glad to hear you are returning to normal after the epic race.
Bike It, enjoy the teaching. One of my favorite parts of my job hands down.
And SJ, never got to congratulate you on that amazing effort in your IM from hell. Loved reading the report and am in awe of your beastliness. Between you, Madbark, Lorenzo, and Poacher, we've got some serious guts on this thread.
Just operated on another blister (next to the old one). No pictures for the weak of heart, but it was a good one just the same (well maybe not as choice as the toenail shot recently). Foot feels much better after compression socks have been on overnight. I'm hoping it is just some minor inflammation in there as it feels more like numbness than a sharp pain and the socks have eliminated this in the past. But as this is my cutback week, will take today off and will consider tomorrow if needed.