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Happy St Georges Day.....
Eastleigh Parkrun for me to see how everything is... times not important today..
Have a great day all
Hope the ankle holds up RFJ.
M - let me know if you pull anything other than the obvious out of Racing Weight will you? I skim read it and thought it was good but pretty obvious but may have missed something important.
Alehouse - hope whatever nearly ails you lets go soon.
Stickless - hope today goes well.
Enjoy the sun whilst it lasts - looks as though it's back to normal April temperatures next week.
What: short long bike am/easy run pmWhy: easier weekLast hard: 9/4Last rest: 8/4
Lyrics - no.
Happy St Georges Day, from a Scot
What: Easy/recovery run. Not sure of exact distance.
Why:I just ran as I felt this morning.
Yesterdays lyrics: Madonna' Holiday'
Todays lyrics: Yes.
Drizzly up here this morning, still warm though
MadameO - AF definitely hides his light under a bushell - he's very very fast!
RFJ - take it easy
Another lovely day here, and another day of no running for me. I have a physio appointment at lunchtime to try to find out why doing what worked before Brighton isn't working now.
M - sorry you're feeling down. It must be tough being so far from home. Enjoy some retail therapy.
Well, I got the job I went for and accepted it yesterday subject to agreeing details. It's a scary prospect but I figured one doesn't gain anything if one doesn't take a risk every now and then. Taking this job risks quite a lot but it could be excellent if it goes well! Let's just hope their confidence in me isn't misplaced!
We had a lovely day in Margate and Broadstairs yesterday including a visit to the new Turner Contemporary gallery. It's a great building particularly set against the fantastic blue skies yesterday but there's not a lot to it inside just yet.
mava - congratulations on the new job and agree entirely, do what you've always done and you'll get what you always got - need to take a risk now and again.
Paddy - you don't need to be taking risks now!
Stickless - sounds very positive. Lovely to hear that Phil is sailing again.
Couple of hours on the bike done. Quite chilly when I set off but lovely again now. Time to start baking hot x buns ready for the in-laws arrival.
I'm back from physio. I use a clinic locally that has around 10 physios, as well as podiatry, pilates, chiropractic and sports massage. They're open on Saturdays between 8am and 1pm. They may not be the cheapest but they're very efficiently run and I can usually get an appointment with someone.
Well, it seems there's a reason why the exercises I've been doing weren't helping. The problem with my knee is my back and the exercises I've been doing were exacerbating the problem. I have a new set of exercises and an appointment for Wednesday.
Friday's marathon is in doubt. We'll see. I won't even consider it unless I am pain free.
Congrats on the job Mava, but steady with the knee.
What: 90 mins on feet, comprising 15 x 5 mins slooow with 1 minute walk recoveryWhy: need to get some longer stuff done. Again the only way to run for that long at present is to take breaks to avoid repetitive strain injuries to my legs! Obviously must be feeling a less under the weather too.
Cooler today, and a very pleasant amble along a canal followed by a slightly less pleasant (i.e. less to look at) return along a disused railway line that is now a bridle way.
Last hard: well I guess today was...legs feel tired now. Last rest: Dec 09
Lyrics: of course not
Tom - the exercises were the right exercises for the problem I had leading up to Brighton as evidenced by the fact that I ran Brighton completely pain free.
I made an assumption that when my knee became painful again it was exactly the same and so did the same exercises. However, the problem is slightly different this time as although my ITB is involved, my sciatic nerve is also involved and the two exercises I was doing were upsetting that.
The lesson would be not to self diagnose but to go to the physio even if you think you know what the problem is.
Every single biomechanical problem I suffer from has at the heart of it my scoliiosis. I cannot get away without doing a lot of core work any longer. The clinic I go to has started offering one to one pilates on a reformer so I think I will invest in some intensive sessions.
Tom: I do like Daniels' training principles, but his schedules are very baroque.
MadameO: Did they have goth faeries in the 1950s American High Schools? Does my badassery mean the engagement's back on?
mava: Was mava, was. Well done on getting the job. As Stickless once said: "What am I not going to achieve simply because I haven't tried?"
enjoy the rest of the long weekend!
Wise words AF courtesy of Stickless
Mava well done on the job
What: 4.11 miles in 40:40Why: Deuce run Last Hard: Dodging and failing to avoid have a driink chucked at herLyrics: No
Tom: after effects are always the next morning, and always have been! Today was very gentle, but it remains a relatively long time on my feet. Shins, hamstrings and hips were all a little tender to start with, but after 20 mins I had loosened up, and the stomach ache that I have had off and on for a week also disappeared. The latter has returned, and my feet feel bruised, which, again, they always have after longer runs.
Tom: on a different matter, Greta Waitz sad death reminded me that husband Jack also ran. Didn't he pace some of her marathons, or am I imagining that?
AF: I know you say 2012 marathon, haven't you thought of an autumn one?
Pammie: tell us more about the drink!
Alehouse - Rings a bell regarding Grete
Oh the drink it was wet and chucked at me by some boys on bikes - well one boy thought i needed refreshing Thankfully it wasn't a full cup
Had a great day here...
Off to Eastleigh Parkrun, covered the garmin up after warm up, strapped the ankle just in case... and hit start button on the 3-2-1.... and off.... didn't look at garmin again till the finish straight...... 12th place and only 3 secs of a cours PB.... summary - OK and very happy, no reaction from the ankle (even got a good icing in the sea afterwards when we went down to devon for the day)......
So just have to be careful of foot plant over the next few days, but other wise all seems good.
Lyrics before I forget to post them are..... Runaway Son by Mike Oldfield.
Mava: Well done on new job.
RFJ: Good race.
Lyrics:Not the ones I thought they were today. Don't ask.
Hi, been a very long time since I posted in here.
Have been in and out of running for the last few years ... am having one final huzzah for 6 months before I hang them up for good.
Currently trying to get my 5k time down to under 20 mins (otherwise I would not be able to do Norwich 5k). Given that I tried to run 5k 6 weeks ago and couldn't even get under 24 minutes, this is proving to be a rather tall order.
Today: long run, should have been easy but I seem to be getting faster by the week and pace judgement is hard. Probably anxiety about getting faster led to me running it quicker than I should have. Distance - not a clue, shall I just say "long"? Time: 90 minutes. Wheels fell off a bit at the end, but I can definitely feel myself getting fitter, so I'm hoping all is not lost.
Will have a go of my powerbreathe before bed as well.
Good running all.