You know I didn’t realise how long it had been since my last blog. I’ve been busy. Really busy like you wouldn’t believe. Also had a wee injury set back but back on the horse now. Did manage to take my unfortunately more substantial frame (thank you Chocolate Orange n Fry’s creams…) round the club xmas handicap in a below par 25 ½ minute jaunt, and somehow avoided last place, so a couple of bonuses there.
Also had a wee piece in RunABC Scotland which was nice.
Cheers Alex Osborne for pic
Since then I have simply been trying to get miles back in the legs. My injury problems coincided with my running out of Solgar 7, maybe a coincidence, so I bit the bullet and bought some more after a month or so without, and within a week the inflammation around my piriformis and hip seemed to be gone. Placebo effect, or does this do something? This is the second time this has happened, so I am currently inclined to think there is something in it. I emailed them and offered to be a brand ambassador for them in my run up to London, but think it must have ended up in their junk folder 🙂 . So as I said now I can run again so I have been building up the runs again. Managed to get the Legend round a 14 miler last week, and he repaid me by persuading me to do a track session in Storm Barbara yesterday. Swine. So what is the point of this all? Well I am now building up for my assault on London. After a blip I am not coming at it from where I wanted, but enough time to work hard and hopefully get round with no regrets and respectably.
But I still have my confusions. London can’t wait for my knowledge to catch up.
Strava can be dangerous at times. Everyone I know who does marathons or is doing a marathon has a plan. A rigid plan. Mapped to the nth degree. A 43 min 20 run today at HR4 on a contour of 32 with the wind facing Baillieston in clothes with a mauve and pastel reference of 6.2. I have no idea what they are on about. Do I even want to? I have the bones of a plan that Big H from Bella did last year that took him to a storming 3.03 in his debut that I am playing with. I know I am not capable of anywhere near that, and I know that the next few months will also be busy from a work perspective so what do I do? With all respect Science can do one. I don’t understand it. I don’t have time to follow it. So what IS my plan? In simplicity I build up my miles and amounts of runs. Sunday will stay long getting it up to a max of 22 miles. I will do my club efforts sessions on a Tuesday night. I will do recovery runs religiously. I will do a marathon pace run every 2 weeks upping the distance on each one. Steady parkun on a Saturday where I can with some easy miles either side. I will factor in a good half marathon, and some other races. But I can’t and won’t get dragged into specific things on specific days, because I would fall part mentally and physically. So Blogpeeps can I do that? Can I “Wing it” to London make it round enjoying it, and still go under 3 hr 30? All my long runs will be under a specific pace. I will do recovery and easy runs for time on feet. I will have a speed session a week at least. We shall see. Here marketh the end of my first London training blog. And even that was difficult 🙂 Have a great xmas blogpeeps, and hope the trainers you get are day – glo.