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I guess all us oldies () had to hibernate over the holidays.
Had a nasty shock when I got on the scales the other day, where did that 5kg come from? The perils of getting old?
I restarted in Feb March 2010 running to rebuild calf muscle strength following an avulsed (ripped away) achilles tendon in June 2009. Operation 2.1/2 days later, plaster for 4 weeks then a ROM boot then physio for 6 months.
I ran a 10k in July 2010 at 50'44 but then stopped for three months due to inflamed right achilles. During which time I had a full bio mechanical assessment and now use orthotics which have transformed the way I walk and run, no more aching knees after running 6 miles.
I restarted in November and ran 23'02 for 5k in December having got lost twice on the club's handicap route round the town.
I am only running once a week on club nights but I want to run twice a week (Sundays) to get a little quicker.
I would like to run sub 45 for 10k and sub 20 for 5k.
I jut have to build up mileage slowly and allow for recovery time.
I need to redefine my objectives as I have pretty much achieved what I set out to do restoring strength to my calf muscle.
Sounds like a very sensible strategy Jack. Sub 45 10k sounds like a breeze with a bit more work, good luck with the sub-20.
Sawney, I've always been one of the lucky people who tips the scales right on my weight at college without doing anything and really has to hit the beer to put on weight (thanks for the genes dad). Suddenly I'm 5kg heavier having had a pretty reasonable training schedule going for the last few months. Hope I can blame the ludicrous amount of cakes that appear every week at my new workplace and the marathon training will work it's magic.
glad this has been bumped back.
was absolutey gobsmacked last night. haven't done any speedy stuff for a while due to chrimbo, weather etc but have been running regurlarly over the hols; snowy off-roaders and such-like.
anyhoos, did my standard 4 x 1 mile interval with 2.30 min rest last night and was aiming for the usual 6.30 ish. times were 6.05, 6.11, 6.15 and 6.07???
how the f*** did that happen? answers on a postcard please, electronic of course...
maybe. more effort is required in the snow i suppose but i thought to get quick, you need to run quick.
not complaining though.
maybe, but with the times you've been putting on the table who's to say that
those are some fast 400s. I suppose you're not doing many of each, but still...
Maybe it'll work if one or 2 of the sessions are fairly short as it sounds a couple of yours were. If they're block busting 7-8milers maybe not.
I think I had a couple of games last year, but I'm an all or nothing character. I fuel completely into what I do, and truth be known now I don't miss playing, the kind of nasty people you get or any of it. I find in running that you 99% of the time get the result that you deserve, whereas in football I'd perhaps enjoy/ be satisfied say 1 game in 5.
Risk of injury doesn't make it worth it to be honest.
Having said that it leaves me free to watch loads more live games which pleases me.
I played at the lowest level, and was always the fittest player on the pitch, so when I arrived at games to find the team boasting about their wanton lifestyles and nights out, or smoking at half time I realised It was a bit of a waste in football at that level. The running is a sport you're 100% rewarded for staying disciplined.
The more my running came on, the less brave I was on the pitch both in tackling and at running with the ball!
I would say snow training is a bit like hills. Working different muscles to keep a solid base and balance plus the extra effort involved for a given speed will pay off in extra speed on a regular surface. Anyone else got any thoughts on this?
I value my knees and ankles too much to play contact sports these days. Even a game of squash takes me out of running for a couple of recovery days. In comparison running, biking and hiking are pleasantly pain free.
Hi Sawney, forgot I dipped into this thread on the first page and forgot to hang around.
My main goal this year is a sub 30 minute 5 mile. I got close the other year with 30.33, but had a crap year last year and loads of races were in the extreme heat. Got a PB at the end of Feb of 38.38 for 10k and got Close to my HM PB in March with 1.25.50, so an encouraging start to the year.I was traig for amrarthon and I think the overall amount of running helped.
Any advice on cracking a sub 30 time? I think in previous years I have neglected endurance in the summer and I think concentrated more on the speed with the weekly mileage suffering.