Wednesday, 22 January 2014

The highs and lows of getting back

Sitting here with an ice pack strapped to my right achilles it seems quite odd that I should be pleased with my progress over the last fortnight, following the hamstring problems I had been having.

Last week saw a slight increase in mileage (up to 46 miles) and with a session of 8 x 2mins on Tuesday, a hard fartlek session on Thursday and a  series of short strides on Saturday, a re-introduction to some quality work.

This week the aim is to, once again, slightly increase the mileage (50+) and continue adding some quality sessions.  unfortunately, that is where the need for the ice pack comes in.  As I warmed up at the start of last nights session I felt a slight twinge in the right achilles, however it did ease and did not prevent me from completing the planned 6x3mins.

Today, however, it is a slightly different story as my achilles is very sore and tender.  Hopefully the ice and a couple of very gentle runs will see me getting back on track.

 
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Changing the subject away from me, It was sad to hear the news, this week, of the death of Chris Chataway, at the age of 82.
 
I was fortunate enough to have met him at the start of the Great North Run in 2006 and just for the record he ran 1.38.50 that day! 

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