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Sorry to hear that Badbark, especially with the NI vest at stake. I'd be at the physio every other day in your position and being off work for 2 weeks!
Be careful with the narproxen, it is very effective but also very harsh on the stomach and if you react to it, it'll be about 3 days before the stomach ache disappears to allow you to take again.
Badbark - Really sorry to hear that, hopefully the physio and stretching can get you back to it soon. Is there any cross training you can do? That definitely helped me maintain fitness while I was off running. Hopefully there will be another oppurtunity to earn your vest
Gul - I love that 5.30 is a lie in! When is your marathon again?
Continuing the comeback with 8 x 1k of 60s last night. Plan was to start at HMP and progress from there, ended up doing 3 @ HMP, 4 @10k and 1 @5k. First rep was too slow but pleased to hit 4.04,3.55,3.52/3.44,3.47,3.48,3.44/3.37
Bike session of 30mins of 30s on/30s off to do tonight
So my week hasn't panned out as planned. I have been suffering wit my middle back since January with physio not doing much to assist it. Went to gp Friday for tablets to relax muscles which he obliged so had a 5 day course of diazepam.
Sadly they have also done little for my back but ruined my running. Sundays and Mondays runs felt really tough, but I put this down to Saturdays 20, even though I wasn't feeling particularly tired from it. Then Tuesday I went to do a session. Warm up I was struggling to run faster than 8.45s. Started session aiming for 6.20s but after 400m was blowing and struggling at 6.50s. Completed the first mile in 7.04 but I was wrecked so jogged back to office. Yesterday was an easy 5, however again, I couldn't run faster than 9mm. My hr was as i'd expect, I just had nothing in me.
I spoke to the Dr again, and they were like 'well of course it'll do that it's a sedative'! I wish I knew that when I was prescribed them. Anyway, with only 2 doses left after yesterday mornings I binned them as they were hardly going to suddenly fix my back. The Dr wanted me to keep going with them for a few more days so I had completed a full week, but I refused as it was also making work very difficult and the first dr had told me i'd see a huge difference after pro9bably 2 days and wouldn't need any more.
Instead, they have now referred me to a physio which I am much happier with than pumping weird drugs into my body.
I'm hoping they will have cleared my system for tonight's 13 now. As a consequence of aborting Tuesdays run and assuming i'm fine tonight i'll end up on 195 for Feb, which is 5 less than last Feb, however I have tapered and recovered for a half this year and had this issue, plus last feb was the first time I had ever hit 200 so it's all relative I suppose.
Gul, that's a great 10k!! Not sure I could manage that on my own in training!
Enjoy Sweden, Nicko.
Stevie, reps look positive.
oo- enjoy the weekend half.
I'm off to Edinburgh next weekend for the rugby. My aim is to tick over until then (that wasn't the plan until these meds caused me grief) and then when I get back have 6 big weeks of pure focus. I had a big January and February was good until this week so and is still not really any worse than last Feb because whilst the mileage was a touch down I've logged some far better sessions and raced a half.
Sounds positive pmj- do you enjoy the speed work phase?
Sounds like a race OO and nicko!
Shame about the lost sessions DT although it is a little amusing!
Excellent time on the solo 10K Gul - with both speed and endurance you're looking good for Boston.
I've got a few P&D tune-up races planned, starting with a 10K at the Olympic Park on Saturday.
7 miles recovery mid-afternoon followed by the sports massage. Brings me up to 300 miles for February at an average pace of 7:50 m/m.
Both aiming for sub 1:25 Nicko- this thread does love a smack down
Nicko - Hopefully will see you at Manchester, do I look out for a big squirrel? Enjoy Sweden!
DT - I hope the tablets have worn off and you get get back to it.
Gul - Excellent 10k time on your own! Fantastic mileage as well
SBD - Good luck in the 10k tomorrow
G-Dawg - You are running some very quick runs, excellent mile reps. Whats the target for Surrey Half?
Just the 75m for me in February but pleased that the calf feels fine and I'm getting back to it. 6m tempo this afternoon so starting March off on the right foot. 4 weeks training after this one and then a one week taper
SBD- Nice mileage, bang on 75 mpw! Yes, I can see the funny side now, I just wish the gp had made that clear at the outset!! The amount of people in this country walking around like zombies from these sort of pills must be ridiculous!
Stevie, do you feel that Manchester is still something you can do justice to? My concern would be the investment and recovery from a mara if not quite there, but then you are twentysomething so recovery will come quicker.
GD- Nice reps.
Sounds like a solid smackdown in the making as well for Nicko and OO.
I went out for my mlr last night. Definitely not perfect but much better. 12 miles at a rather sedate 8.40 for a very low 126bpm. Strava suffer score was a mere 25 so i've left plenty in the tank for sundays big session. Weather looks wet for sunday mind!
195 for Feb, which was slightly disappointing as I wanted to post 200 plus miles each month Jan-March.
DT - At the moment I'm fairly confident I can still go under 3hrs at Manchester, with another 4 good weeks under my belt I may be able to dip under my PB. The plan was always for Berlin to be the big target this year so no pressure really. I tend to recover fairly well, normally back to usual in a couple of weeks.Gul - Cracking long run and weekly total, rest should do you good.Leslie - Best of luck for tomorrow
5m at 8.34 last night, legs were heavy after Tuesdays intervals and Wednesdays bike session. Off out for a 6m tempo shortly then 12 at the weekend.