pretty good week of running for me. Main workouts were hill repeats thursday and long run Monday -- 18 miles with an early 6-mile segment intended as marathon pace but actually a bit faster (37:20).
Friday night I finally made it to Nationals Park with one of my brothers to see the Nationals beat the Mets on a Bryce Harper homer and Michael Morse grand slam. Last time I went to one of their games they were still in RFK stadium. Looks like we'll have a home team in the baseball postseason for the first time in forever.
Have a great week,
Good news for me at the beginning of the week. My PT told me to continue to run short and easy, since my achilles wasn't inflamed and showed no signs of the old injury; some work to loosen up my calf seemed to make it better. Well, that worked until this morning - 90 seconds into my run and I turned around. It's gone beyond being tight to serious pain in the same spot. I guess it's time for an MRI. I also think I did my last run for the year. I need to get over this before turning 50 next summer.
Hoping to hear some better news from everyone else.
Bonjour masters friends...greetings from the City of Lights.
Hobbled about for nearly 40 miles this week including an obligatory Eiffel Tower jog this morning...thanks in large part to copious escargots, baguettes, chevre, foie gras, canards et al, am going to have to hit the extreme austerity diet once finally stateside...however, as my big dummy running streak turns 600 days old tomorrow I've got a looooooong run planned for the morning so, in the meantime, will continue to engage in some concentrated carb loading "bistro style" till then 8}
Reno, re: your achilles situation, consider having some nerve work done particularly saphenous nerve in lower leg...you mentioned some temporary relief when having some calf work, so this MAY be worth a shot...guy I see in Marin for rolfing and nerve work may have a referral for you.
Enjoy these final days of summer...au revoir!
I have one more week of forced rest until I get to start easy running. My knee is greatly improved but still a bit stiff. I've started doing upper body and core work and since the weather has been beastly hot I'm swimming as well, but still no running. JM, sorry to hear of your achilles problems. Yes, an MRI sounds like the best next move.
I've sold my house and am downsizing since my youngest just left for college and I'm now an empty-nester. What a pain! and very little time for training too. Guess it's best I'm in forced rest mode.
Hope everyone has a great week ahead!
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I've said it before but Mike F leads a very cool life.
Four days of running. Work and High School football got in the way Friday. Big win for the home opener. Saturdays workout was helping a friend move, uhhh no fun.
My running is getting better everyday. Post em up !!
MikeF - I know what you mean about balancing indulgences when traveling in Europe with long runs to burn the extra calories. Heck, I guess that applies to holidays and vacations anywhere.
I ended up with more miles than I expected after plodding through a recovery run on Monday and taking Tuesday off. It wasn't unexpected after the 5k/10k double, but I can only imagine how it would have been had I not been doing some relatively hard back-to-back workouts. Other workouts last week were (1) a downward ladder with progressively faster pace, starting with 1000m in 3:28 and ending up with 100m in mid 14s, (2) 7 mile progressive tempo at 6:27 avg pace.
I've decided to build up my mileage base a little more before getting too much farther into the speedwork, with one or two half-marathons along the way to see where my fitness is.