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Pleased you got checked out, Jools. I’d definitely second muddy’s
point about the dangers of a second concussion. Look forward to seeing you on Sunday.
Very good speed on the intervals, Macca. I wouldn’t worry about a longer rest – at least you are getting
the fast running in, which I think is more the point of those 600m sessions pre
race. Are you parkrunning?
So was the 10k in the magic shoes, Hamo? If not, I think 2:45 is a realistic target. Big week from
you! No way I’d have a 12M in me the day after an all out half.
NE that is excellent
progress on the LT running – and just the right way to go about it. Assuming
matching conditions, profile etc of route.
15M MLR this morning, out and back along the canal. Surprisingly
mild at 10C. Enjoyed the peace and quiet and wildlife spotting. Average 7:22s. Tiring
in the last couple of miles – perhaps not surprising after yesterday’s
Back improving all the time, although I have stopped the ibuprofen today,
so we’ll see what that brings.
Forest of Dean Half on Sunday. Definitely won’t
taper and will run it on feel. It is a beautiful course and I am not racing
much, so will just go out to enjoy it.
Blimey Jools - sounds nasty - hope the Bikes OK....
(Sorry bad taste joke).. Seriously hope it does not set you back and all is ok - goes to show the importance of a helmet ! Heres to a quick recovery.
Macca-the-Slacker attempts sub 18:07... best of luck
NE is flying again (as well as making up a great new name for Macca)
Its only 3 weeks on Sunday till Brighton marathon Eek
SQ - that sounds pretty impressive bit of technology. (Actually running marathons with any form of diabetes is bloody impressive to start with).
Cracking result for a sub-marathon effort Muddy. Hope the hamstring is ok.
Always nice when you can compare a run like that HPR and see such a big improvement. Bodes well.
Sensible at this stage TR. Most of the fitness is in the bank, so better to be a little conservative and get to race day healthy.
Sounds like you were relatively lucky Jooligan, glad to hear you’re ok and went to the hospital to get checked out. Just be careful - as others say a second concussion can be really serious.
Incredible 10K Hamo congrats. Particularly impressive with an 18 miler the previous day! Everyone converts differently, but after that time and the mileage you’re doing I’d have thought you’re definitely in sub-2:45 shape.
Great report AWC, nice splits at the end.
Congrats on the PB Millsy, great stuff.
Glad the intervals went well and the back is ok SQ. Great news about the monitor, will you have it in time for London?
Nice intervals Macca.
Great that the training is kicking in NE, that’s really solid progression.
Impressive mileage so soon after a big HM PB Joe, you’re looking really strong at the moment.
Great LT run Steve, and good luck for yours George.
Thanks for the encouragement regarding Bath, it's genuinely appreciated. I was just coming around to it being a decent enough stepping stone to work off, when the top of my left quad started to complain on my afternoon recovery on Tuesday. Really odd, a sort of numb ache like I’d hit it or something. It wasn’t a sharp pain, but was affecting my gait, so I cut things short. I took the day off yesterday, and it felt ok this morning so headed out. Quad was all ok, but after about five miles my left glute started to ache again, and then the top of my ITB started to get sore, so I stopped at seven miles. All very familiar, clearly that left glute still isn't happy.
As if to rub salt in the wound, when I got back Instagram reminded me that this time last year I completed my last big session before Manchester - 18 miles averaging 6:32/mi! Boy does that feel a distant memory now. Anyway, sorry to be on here moaning again, feels like all I do at the moment. Glute feels fine now, so I’m hopeful by stopping quickly I haven’t done any damage. Not sure there’s much else I can do other than continue the exercises I’ve been doing, and give it more rest.