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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doca wrote:
Did the Nottingham club relays at the weekend, I was the first runner so the distance was short for me but my pace was on for a 18:00 5K. Hoping for a sub 18 soon.


very nice!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's good going Doca. Once the IM clears the legs, i would say that sub 18 will be tumbling pretty quickly.

I ran parkrun on Saturday after a beastly session on the Weds and was a bit underwhelming. Knocked another couple of secs off, but i'm still massively fading in the back half. I seem to be running really well on the track, even on longer reps, but when it comes to the 'race' then i'm just full on soft!

Think i probably need a few more miles. Trying to sub 17 off 30km a week is probably at the limit of what's possible.

I did design my first ever track session last week for me and my friends and it was nasty!! Likn here if anyone is interested: https://www.strava.com/activities/1821864661

Unfortunately my target of going under 17 before my new baby arrives at the end of the month is probably out the window now i think. I've hurt my knee in a freak 100ft cliff jumping accident ... by freak accident i mean showing off to my friends and forgetting that i am not 18 anymore, but 34. And legs and bodies are not quite as flexible!! Rolling Eyes Mad I think i've strained the medial ligaments on my left knee as i'm properly hobbling around today and it is very sore. Gona be at least a week off i think, at best! bums.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gingerbongo wrote:
That's good going Doca. Once the IM clears the legs, i would say that sub 18 will be tumbling pretty quickly.

I ran parkrun on Saturday after a beastly session on the Weds and was a bit underwhelming. Knocked another couple of secs off, but i'm still massively fading in the back half. I seem to be running really well on the track, even on longer reps, but when it comes to the 'race' then i'm just full on soft!

Think i probably need a few more miles. Trying to sub 17 off 30km a week is probably at the limit of what's possible.

I did design my first ever track session last week for me and my friends and it was nasty!! Likn here if anyone is interested: https://www.strava.com/activities/1821864661

Unfortunately my target of going under 17 before my new baby arrives at the end of the month is probably out the window now i think. I've hurt my knee in a freak 100ft cliff jumping accident ... by freak accident i mean showing off to my friends and forgetting that i am not 18 anymore, but 34. And legs and bodies are not quite as flexible!! Rolling Eyes Mad I think i've strained the medial ligaments on my left knee as i'm properly hobbling around today and it is very sore. Gona be at least a week off i think, at best! bums.


Bit annoying about the knee GB, is it any better yet? Hopefully it's only a slight twinge.

A hard parkrun and the track will keep you going in the right direction but the end of the month is probably a bit too soon. Do you get much chance to go running at dinnertime.

All plans will be out of the window in a few weeks though with sleep deprivation

Jeff
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went to see the physio yesterday and it's cartilage damage. She's given me 6 weeks of no running ... so that's really 4 weeks, yeah? Sure that's how it works?!

It's still pretty painful, weirdly only in the mid range of my knee flexion. But cartilage is a bit better than ligament (i think). Physio said that once the pain subsides i can at least cycle, just no impact stuff. So i'm going to have to dig out the old rust bucket once again (that's twice this year now!), buy some lights and stop myself from going stir crazy; and losing all my fitness! Hopefully it won't be too bad and i won't go too far backwards.

I did still go down ofr my weekly session with my little 'crew' though and played proper coach. that was actually quite fun. We're doing reps on the seafront next week as it's too dark now for the track. Hopefully i can be riding by then so i can blow the whistle and cajole my little group into running hard!! I just need a beer belly and a grey tracksuit now!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gingerbongo wrote:
We're doing reps on the seafront next week as it's too dark now for the track.


Flood lights/electricity not made it down in Devon yet?!

Bad luck with the knee, stay patient.

You should've listened to Baz Lurhmann's Sunscreen song more: "Be kind to your knees, you'll miss them when they're gone"
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha - not on this!! it's an old 'cinder' track round a rugby pitch. It's more like hard packed, rutted earth and it absolutely terrible. But at least it's 400m and it doesn't do the off road durability any damage!

Patience is nt my strong point! Though i have baby #2 due in about 12 days time, so it's probably the best possible time this could have happened (if there is a best time) to me.

thing is, i'd probably do that cliff jump again, as it was fun!! haha. Just this time i know to brace a little harder!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gingerbongo wrote:
haha - not on this!! it's an old 'cinder' track round a rugby pitch. It's more like hard packed, rutted earth and it absolutely terrible. But at least it's 400m and it doesn't do the off road durability any damage!


Hey, don't knock that track, my grandad did a lot of work to get that built!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jibberjim wrote:
gingerbongo wrote:
haha - not on this!! it's an old 'cinder' track round a rugby pitch. It's more like hard packed, rutted earth and it absolutely terrible. But at least it's 400m and it doesn't do the off road durability any damage!


Hey, don't knock that track, my grandad did a lot of work to get that built!


Haha, i'm sure it was very nice back then!! Before it had cars and caravans driving over it when it's wet so it gets all nice and rutted before baking as hard as stone! Sad thing is it only needs a little bit of investment ... but complcated politics between the various bodies have left it crumbling.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, 6 weeks in physio language is 4 in the athletes. Although you need to be careful with cartliage damage, but as you'll have a break for a few weeks it might not be the worst timing.

Have you got a whistle for your training sessions, any good coach needs a whistle as well!

Jeff
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