Friday, 21 August 2009

Thats more like it

Today I set off on a 10.6m hilly road run which I have done many, many times over the years at 8.30am.
All the injuries felt OK which is to say no loss of running form. I felt good for the 1st 3-4 m and OK for the rest with a good finish. It was also a stunning morning for a run and I really enjoyed it
The time was 76.02 which is about 6min off my pb for this run but 10min faster than i was running 3 months ago!!
The ankle is sore now but I seem to be managing it OK.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

This is why I am giving up ultra distance

I have a collection of niggles at the moment which I am sure is a result of doing 3 ultras this year.
I have a sore left heel(improving slowly but has been v v sore), a right sided hamstring strain( which is practically better) and 2 nights ago I acquired a mild left calf strain. I am documenting all this as a reminder to my future self that this is what I can expect if I do daft things like run 95m.
On the plus side I am running again and actually had a pretty good run last night in Perth (4.5m). I really do enjoy running well and freely which just isnt possible when ultra training.
I have no race planned now until Kilmacolm on the 20th Sept so I hope I can get some good training in whilst on hols in Switzerland.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009


I hate being injured but this one could have come at a worse time.
I had been nursing a hamstring niggle for a few days and foolishly entered the Comrie fortnight fun run. About a mile in I had to pull up with a hamstring strain. What a depressing walk back through the other runners. The next day my heel prob was alot worse so at least I was resting 2 injuries!!
I have rested it a week now and all is feeling alot better. Maybe I will try a short run tomorrow.

Monday, 3 August 2009

More wet runs

What a miserable spell of weather!
However I see the possible green shoots of recovery. I did a good 7.2m last Wed in 50min. Decent running at last.
On Sat I struggled 16m from home in truly miserable conditions, but hopefully it will bear fruit. 40m was achieved(in fact 43) so thats good. I do need to get my R hamstring sorted however.
So a light week with Helensburgh on Sunday. Sounds good. The target is under 90min.