training run #1352

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Saturday 23 September, 06:51

13C, mild, bright and breezy.  A 13 mile run, following my old route out to Harthill and back.  The marathon plan called for 12 miles but thought I’d do a tiny bit extra. 

I’d felt a slight back niggle getting up, but didn’t notice it again until after the run.  Towards the end of the run left hip/outside of left quads started to feel odd, but didn’t slow or stop me. One to watch.  Right heel  felt sore stretching off.  Overall I’d tried to run easy pace, but probably went slightly faster than I should have.

Drank 500ml water and had a gel and a gummy chew.  Wore new running shorts today, bit like cycle shorts just clinging to quads.  Nice.

Distance:  13.07 miles

Time:  1:56:36

Avg pace:  8:54 min/mile

Calories:  1513

Ascent:  740ft

Trainers:  Brooks Glycerin

Wildlife:  1 squirrel


training run #998

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Thursday 12 November, 06:41

9C, clear skies, cool. Went for a 7 mile run at first light.  Almost had the park to myself and enjoyed the cool weather.  After the weekend run I felt a bit stiff in the hips on Monday and Tuesday, a bit odd for me never noticed that before.  Think it may have been a stiff piriformis, on each side.  Today it was fine, but just logging that here in the journal in case it crops up again.  As I was exiting the park the sun peeped over the top of the hill opposite making a glorious scene.  A really uplifting run.

Distance:  11.51

Time:  1:05:30

Avg HR:  148bpm

Avg pace:  5:41 min/km

Calories:  854

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Wildlife:  1 squirrel


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Gave physio an update on the marathon and the two training runs I’ve done since my last visit. Had a stiff heel after the second training run but its eased off by today. Physio was really pleased at progress and wants to work on conditioning to try to prevent recurrence and other injuries. The diagnosis is still that a joint in my right hip lacks the same freedom of movement and flexibility of my left joint.

Went outside and learned dynamic stepping exercises and hopping routines (plyometrics). Can do these routines and mix with some running.

Next appointment is in three weeks.

training run #883 (recovery #12)

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Sunday 28 December, 08:48

0C,cold but no wind, clear blue skies.  Lots of snow and ice around so just planned to to a 4 mile run.  Felt back and glutes when I woke up, after shifting snow yesterday, then sitting around a lot.  But it eased a bit when running and no significant problems.  Carried an old phone in case I slipped and broke something, and used it to take a few scenic pictures. Not bothered about the pace/time, just pleased to get around without slipping and falling.

sunrise at Rother Valley Country Park 28 Dec 2014
sunrise at Rother Valley Country Park 28 Dec 2014 – near waterski lake
icy path at Rother Valley Country Park 28 Dec 2014
icy path at Rother Valley Country Park 28 Dec 2014 – near northern lake

Distance:  6.79km
Time:  41:38
Avg HR:  no data
Avg pace:  6:08 min/km
Calories:  585
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training run #882 (recovery #11)

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Friday 26 December, 09:08. Boxing Day.

3C, cold, overcast. Went for another 6 mile run, two laps of the main lake. Felt a few niggles on and off; lower back, right glute, right calf, left shin. But felt strong and was pleased to maintain a reasonable pace. Wrapped up well expecting a biting cold easterly wind, but it wasn’t too bad and I was a bit too warm on sheltered parts of the lap. Afterwards back felt slightly stiff and right hip has a niggle.

Distance: 9.82km
Time: 55:21
Avg HR: no data
Avg pace: 5:38 min/km
Calories: 849
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training run #881 (recovery #10)

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Wednesday 24 December, 07:28. Christmas Eve.

7C, cold, breezy. Thought that if I felt OK during the run I’d go a bit further and managed to do 6 miles without aggravating back, glute or hip. Felt glute very slightly but it didn’t develop into any thing troublesome. Did two laps of the main lake. Enjoyed the cool conditions and feel like I’m making progress.

Distance: 9.78km
Time: 57:38
Avg HR: no data
Avg pace: 5:54 min/km
Calories: 849
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training run #880 (recovery #9)

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Monday 22 December, 08:14

12C, mild and windy. Went for a 4 mile run and was a bit overdressed in lightweight jacket. Didn’t notice right glute until halfway round and then it was a very slight niggle. No back problem at all. Felt heavy and sluggish but enjoyed the run.

I’ll be trying to run alternate days over Christmas and New Year, subject to outside influence of alcohol and weather ;-). will be nice running in daylight while I’m on leave from work.

See that my twin Jeff has just surpassed my number of blogged training runs. No problem, he trains for ironman, I’m just training for marathons. See wn6jeff.wordpress.com.

Distance: 6.79km
Time: 40.39
Avg HR: no data
Avg pace: 5:59 min/km
Calories: 584
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