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The accidental 20 mile runs are always the best Ian!
Very warm here as well Gerard. well done on the parkrun PB. Have you got any longer distance races planned?
Hope you had a good run Speedy - conditions must have been good.
No slacking on the mileage Lorenzo - hope you managed your 16 miles in today.
Good long runs from DT and G-D.
That sounds far too easy OO!
A twenty second PB is huge Gul - well done - clearly multiple long runs during the week and no taper is the way to go.
Long run today of 24 miles. Have never gone beyond 22 in training but the plan said 24 so I thought I'd give it a go! Very warm (14C) but with a welcoming breeze. Not sure what to wear at 10.00am but went with the shorts and singlet and was very grateful for the choice a couple of hours later. Was also worried about the hydration so dropped a couple of bottles of sports drink at 8K (27K on the return leg) and 35K. Still managed to lose 2.5Kg despite drinking at least 500ml so conditions were definitely on the warm side. Kept it nice and steady but worked a bit harder in the second half to give an average pace of 7:52 m/m.
Feeling a little wrecked now but will hopefully be recovered by tomorrow! 81 miles for the week so a few beers in order!
ssc, give garmin tech a call. They may suggest a factory reset if you can get it to do that.
Leslie, 30 miles is a solid week. If you can just settle at that for a while and then see what happens.
Speedy, xc can be a miserable event if it just isn't what you're up for on the day.
SBD, solid long running. My longest this time around is 23. I usually go no further than 22.
Nice long running also, Ian.
Gerard, good to hear you are clearly still in good shape!!
I managed to find childcare for a 5 mile recovery yesterday afternoon to give me 46 for week. As long as I do what is on the schedule this week i'll hit 200 for the month and match last February. That was the first time I had ever hit 200 and it was pretty tiring. This time, I've managed it whilst fitting in both a taper and recovery week for a raced half and generally feel quite refreshed.
8 planned over lunch then spin this evening.
Gul - An excellent Parkrun, especially the day after a long run! As others have said it bodes well for Boston.DT - Very speedy 20! Especially the week after a half, you are certainly going wellIan - Excellent accidental 20! Im hoping to get at least one in before ManchesterSpeedy - Excellent pic and racing at the national! Big mileage for the week as wellLeslie - That knee doesn't sound good! Good weeks training thoughGerard - Well done on the parkrun PB! SBD - That's a big long run! I also loose loads of water while running, always take me ages to feel rehydrated as well.
So first week back in training went well. 28.5 miles for the week, including 10 x 2mins at 10k pace on Tuesday (6.00-6.15 pace) and a 4m tempo at 6.30s on Friday. Finished off with 9m at 8.09/140BPM yesterday which felt really good. 34m on the plan for this week
Well it’s finally happened after 10 years of running. I’m injured and
can’t run. I was at the Doc yesterday and diagnosed with a muscle strain\tear
in my upper glutes. I haven’t been able to walk without pain since Friday and
it’s like being stabbed around my tailbone with every step. I’m on the strongest
Co-Codamol tablets and Naproxen for a fortnight.
I’m angry with myself and totally gutted. All the warning signs were
there but I pushed on without rest. I ran a marathon on 14th and
didn’t take a single days rest afterwards despite discomfort in the area. I
over ate and drank a lot on holidays, gaining a lot of weight quickly. I ran
uneven hilly trails and hard cement wearing old shoes I’d kept at my in-laws holiday
After every run I could barely walk for about 30 minutes before the pain
went and the muscles loosened up. I still ran on. I’ve never missed a day’s
training due to injury so thought I was unbreakable. After a week’s holiday I
returned home and went for another 7 mile run on Friday. I had to take 2
paracetamol and 2 ibuprofen before I started the run because I was already in
When I finished the run I could barely walk again. However, unlike
previously the pain and tightness didn’t go away. I got up on Saturday morning
with plans to run my 200th Parkrun within a 20 miler. This was
impossible due to the stabbing pain with every step.
I took my first ever day off due to injury. On Sunday nothing had
changed and I went to the Docs yesterday. I’ve now missed 4 days of running and
feel like crying.
I’ve already had to get a refund for a 6 hour race this Sunday. The
following Saturday I’ve a 40 mile ultra booked and a marathon a week later.
However, what I’m annoyed about the most is the 100k Anglo Celtic Championships
in Perth, Scotland. I was going to represent my country and earn my first full
national vest. Gutted is an understatement at missing this.
On the plus side I’m off work for a fortnight as I’m not allowed to sit
at a desk for long. I have to keep active and stretch a lot. The pain gets
worse the longer I’m seated, when I try to walk again. It’s a strange injury as
I can’t push the area to find the pain but as soon as my weight is on one leg
Sorry, but I’ve only read back briefly after my holidays. I’m a bit down
and reading about running isn’t helping. Run well everyone!