With time of running its time to start lobstering!
Weekly Cool Down - #18
Yet another week of this crappy situation passes on by and we now have to 'stay alert' - whatever the heck that means. I don't want to use this letter as a political rant nor lend any more conversation around this virus and the UK response but personally I believe this just needs to end. It should now be down to the individuals discretion and if you feel you are at risk then stay home but otherwise lets open up business's and get things going again.
Back to running or lack off....what I initially thought was a niggle has turned into an injury and put me off running for a few days over the past week. Working with my physio Manni, we worked out that the symptoms show an issue with the piriformis muscle which helps with hip stability and pushing off the leg. It is a tricky one, because if the muscle is irritated it can impact the sciatic nerve and cause pain down the hamstring which in turn causes the muscles around it to stiffen up. If any of you have had experience off this, I would love to hear from you and find out how you managed it?
I am rubbish at being injured and is a big blow at this time as I was really motivated and felt my running was going in the right direction. I do miss not going out in the mornings but I guess the positives are that I am not missing out on any races and this injury should pass and give my body time to rest. The R&R will help will make me more motivated as I start to build towards Chicago. In the mean time I am keen to get out on the bike more an expedition in June might be on the cards
Weekly Cool Down #1 07.01.20 A week in Chamonix really takes a lot out of the body trying to fit in the running on top of the skiing meant that I went into this past week with tired legs and a couple niggles specifically in my hamstring and right ankle. Robert, kindly squeezed me in on the Monday to help work out the niggles and flush out the legs ahead of Wednesday. Wrap Up Monday: AM: 8miles @ 7:07/m - massage session /PM: 60min cycle Tuesday: AM: 6miles @ 7:07/m / PM: 6miles @ 6:54/m - This was a different approach to telford so really took it easy on these runs but inluded some drills in the PM Wednesday: AM:1.4m WU - Serpentine NYT Race - 31:51 / PM: 5miles @ 7:15/m Thursday: AM: 12miles @ 6:52/m / Gym session - included kettlebell and plyometric drills Friday:AM: 8miles @ 6:52/m / PM: 6.3miles @ 6:00/m Saturday: AM: 10min Tempo (5:09/m) - 10* 60”hills - 5*250m (avg. 4:40/m-45”) - this was a tough session but a great one to put in the bank. 10.8miles @ 6:24/m / PM: 5miles @ 7:07/m Sun…
Weekly Cool Down
10.06.20 Hanging onto Dad's wheel down to into Crail Weekly Cool Down - #22
I hope you are all well. Sorry for the delay, I ended up loosing a lot of content yesterday morning that did not save. Very frustrating!
Training took a positive step forward this week. It is nice having the goal to build back to full fitness when there is no rush to get back racing, as I am sure at this time with no races on the cards it’s hard to keep your motivation up if you are in the best shape possible and it’s even harder to maintain it at that level.I have enjoyed just keeping the training relaxed but I am defiantly missing racing and the social scene that goes with it, especially at this time of the year when those Sri Chimony Monday Night 5k start to kickoff.
As I have been steadily increasing my mileage over the last three weeks I have started using a new piece of tech called the Stryd Power Meter. From what I can make out this is the only device out there tha…
Weekly Cool Down 05.05.20
Another one of Dumbarnie Links - 10*150m (running the bend) Weekly Cool Down - #17
I hope you are keeping well and not too stir crazy. All is alright on this side of the screen, I throw myself at training last week and ticked off two sessions that I was happy with and then kept the running easy for the remainder of the week, even though my HR would say otherwise, I think the battery needs a swap out.
This week I tried a session that I have never done before and on paper it looked rather light and easy but I was blooming knackered after it. Having joined the athletics scene later in life via triathlon I feel I have missed out on the traditional route most athletes take when stepping into longer distance stuff. It is obvious that there is a focus on short faster sessions in youth athletics, and I never really had a shot at focusing on this, not that I ever really had a strong 100m or 200m time but I have missed out on working on that max spee…