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Fairly big week last week, getting just over 50m with 2 biggish sessions and 3 x cross training classes.
Tapering this week for the Derby 10m on sunday.
Hi Andrew, good to hear from you. Yes, there certainly isn't a rush to anything right now.
I think parkrun will be the hardest thing to manage a return of as you can't ultimately stop people turning up and there will be a huge pent up demand. Smaller limited field races, where it can be controlled are more likely first of all.
As for me, after a summer of holidays and over indulgence I got into a big few months of training starting with a 10m pb in November. Then things properly kicked off in January taking 44s off my 10k pb, the February, on a very windy day taking 1.24 off my half pb, followed in march with a pretty tough 20m race at sub mp taking nearly 2mins off my 20m pb. Then days later I succumbed to an injury.
Could barely walk for 2 weeks and just slowly returning to some running now. Had an mri scan last week I have too have a stress fracture in my sacrum.
I should be at the outer end of it now though as it's been a good 12 weeks, though it still is sore to hop on my left leg. In a sense this whole lockdown thing has been a blessing as it has stopped me watching race after race and missing out and trying to rush my return.
The risk of pushing harder and harder is that something will give in the end.
Yes, i'd have been in the mix for sub 2.55, however as it happened, the weather on the day in question may have scuppered all that anyway as it was a warm day.
The hardest part re working from home has been having to school the kids as well.
Most of our fee earners already had laptops and those that didn't are likely to be in the pack of people furloughed. I think my place will now see that wfh can actually work and will be more open to the idea going forwards. It's nice not having to be up and out early doors.
As for whether the down time will do me good, I suspect we ned to look at that question in 6 months. The risk for me now is that the journey to full fitness may lead to other injuries. It is never usually a straight path back to where you came from sadly.
The one plus from the injury diagnosis is that when someone (usually my wife) asks me to do something I don't really fancy I can now play the broken back card, and it isn't merely a metaphorical broken back, but literally a broken back.
Wonder how JGav is, and others. No doubt DT will pop in to discuss sacrum injuries!
j gav, talk bike improvement to me? I've been doing a lot on turbo and getting in good bike shape. im a v45 from January and looking at duathlon. My running would place me pretty high in v45 cat if i can get cycling up. Looking at the GB age group qualifiers.
jgav, yes it does seem more high end stuff is needed to get better on the bike, but is also much more possible.
I don't have any posh facilities, just my old road bike connected to a very basic turbo. I have no power in my garage so am pretty limited.
I've been doing some big sessions on my own and longer rides to 75 mins at present. I'll see how I settle back to running when I get going again soon. The danger is, from experience of seeing others at my sort of age get injured, is that they keep picking up other injuries coming back from a period out and can't get themselves back to where they were and just knock it on the head, hence why things drop off quite a bit as you move into the v45 and v50 cats.
That sounds a pretty decent set up.
My kids are old enough now that I can pop to the garage and do a session for an hour. Still to young for me to disappear any further afield just yet.
My mate offered to lend me his wahoo kickr but obviously needs power and my garage is about 100m from my house and as there is a flat above it we are not allowed a power source in it, which is a shame.
Started back to running yesterday with an easy 1m run to get going. 10 mins tomorrow.