Posted: 12/09/2014 at 12:03
Ooops - 10 days - hadn't realised it was t-h-a-t long since I last posted here
HS - we were mentioning targets last time I posted. I have a spreadsheet that goes back to 2007 where I have recorded all my runs and use it to record PB's for favourite routes and the target to aim at. It also doubles up as a record of how many miles I have done in my running shoes so I know when to replace them. I use Fetcheveryone as well these days to track weekly/monthly mileage - just can't bring myself to stop updating my spreadsheet. But anyway, I figure it's a good backup in case I don't use Fetch in future for some reason. Well done re the Overton 5ml result - though seeing later posting, defenitely query the recorded time..
Helegant - you asked if I was building for a particular event. I am doing a multi-terrain 10ml race in Mid-October (Tring Ridgeway Run) and the Bath half-marathon next March. I see you tried to change to a different style (forefoot strike, shorter
stride, higher cadence) and I try to do that myself. But it's so easy to lapse back to heel striking, plodding style. One thing I always try and do (and mostly manage) is to keep my shoulders and arms relaxed. Except when running uphill, when I
find swinging my arms helps. I see you are injured again - hope the physio can assist in identifying the problem and sorting it out.
JJ - great news about Mrs JJ and the positive test result.
Helegant (again) - when I read the later posting about soreness in the medial collateral ligament, at the top of the gastrocnemus and the vastus lateralis, it made me realise how much I have forgotten from my massage training I did in 2010. I passed my ITEC exam but due to circumstances, have not done any massage since.
Columba - if you're managing 11mls on training runs you should be fine for your HM. Re 'official' times being the gun time - if they did that at the Bath Half instead of chip timing my finish time would be 15-20mins slower. BTW - I like hills too - feel so much more motivated after a run if I've conquered them and not slowed down (or walked).
BIW - I'm afraid I'm like HS .. haven't swum in years. I always think I may only be able to fit in regular swims (as well as running) when I'm retired.
Red - I'm amazed you had any energy for gardening after a 19ml run!
JennyM - hello .. we've not 'met' on this thread yet as I'm a relative newbie here (and a "young 'un" according to some of the others).
I'm still managing to build up my LSR distance for my race on Oct 12th and did 9 miles last Saturday. I've been out twice this week - did 5mls on Mon and 4mls (with hills!) on Wed. I'm planning to do the same route tomorrow as last weekend and if
I'm feeling up to it, will add on an extra bit (with more hills) to make it 10mls. If that works out okay I'll repeat the 10ml route three more times before the race itself.