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Hi all - haven't been posting as not much to post, not been running much since Abingdon, unlike some...
Congrats RJR on joinging the club and JoeB on thge sub 245 champs time, and TTock for a pb, like a fine wine!!
TR, man you have just kicked on and banging out already impressive marathon training, if you can keep that sort of thing up until next year (is it London or Brighton?) then you will be smashing that 255 target and then some i think.
Good news for those who picked up some bargain shoes as well! I went fora 2nd hand (hardly used) pair of the Next% for £150, yet to be worn, so now have a 4% and the Next% which shoudl see me fine for races for next few years i think as i don't race a lot.
OO, good luck for this weekend, you seem to have got yourself into decent nick again so should be fine, you know what to do on the day!
Men, great to see a bench sufferer back off it and getting proper fit and fast again too.
LMH, hope you sort out the shoe ordering issues.
Wardi, you're still banging out the miles too!
Well the pain i experienced leading into and during Abingdon has not abated. I've tried rest. tried Physio. Tried ibuprofen. Tried stretching. Sitting at work now, still in pain. literally a pain in the b*m! nothing seems to work, which all leads me back to it is nerve/disc related which i always suspected as opposed to muscular - although it feels like constantantly sore muscles. I guess it's basically a form of sciatica or something similar anyway (and i know from past MRI scans i have bulging discs in lower, and upper spine). I will just try and ease back into training with london main focus i guess (already missed a planned 5km race, and a planned half marathon (Milton Keynes, i think ES was planning to do it) which was supposed to be on Sunday.
So instead i've done the usual leading up to Xmas thing of lots of festive eating and drinking and putting on all the weight i managed to drop (although don't want to weigh myself so don't know how much).
Guess i will start trying to build back up in January now and just ignore the pain, as i've done in the past, what with Xmas/New Years, a gym closure at work, and a ski trip coming up. Eventually it should hopefully settle down a bit.
Another good read through. Echo sentiments regarding the missus SJ - keeps it into perspective. Selbs - I had piriformis hassle, sorted by acupuncture. But I suppose the disc info is telling too? Good luck getting better.
And I admire your Nike 4% stance too SJ. I'm with you brother - also, a nice pair of black Adios against the green bogies and the ridiculous pink ones? I'll give up the extra 3% I'm missing out on for that . Seriously though, I'm happy for others smashing the times, I'll just try and battle against myself and improve my own times.....Until Adidas possibly up their game LOL...