Page 1564 of 1696 FirstFirst ... 564106414641514155415621563156415651566157416141664 ... LastLast
Results 15,631 to 15,640 of 16960

Thread: Today's Training

  1. #15631
    Moderator noel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Western Peak District
    Posts
    6,245
    Quote Originally Posted by Witton Park View Post
    Hopefully April will be the start of some meaningful entries on here.
    Good to see you getting back into it WP. A few quality weeks and your confidence should come back.

  2. #15632
    Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Ambleside
    Posts
    5,632
    Quote Originally Posted by Witton Park View Post
    Having lost 20 days with my right calf towards the end of November, I then did my left calf and it was a nasty one, went without warning on a shorty 21st January.
    I could still feel it walking after a couple of weeks, so I took until end of Feb off from running and just walked and did a bit on the exercise bike.
    Set a modest target of 40 miles running in March.
    I completed that today with a 30 minute 3.25 mile loop around Witton.

    I've been doing 2-3 x 3-4 milers a week at just over 9 minute mile pace. Done quite a bit of walking still, having walked over 100 mile with about 10,000ft.

    April is about getting some recce paced longer efforts in on the hills. So 50 ish miles and around 5000ft and if I feel Ok at the end of it I'll crack on through May.

    I certainly need some fitness back, but strangely it's mostly confidence at the moment. I'm always thinking a calf or ankle is going to go on me.

    Hopefully April will be the start of some meaningful entries on here.
    Hopefully you are strengthening those calfs - heel drops in other words. I do them most days of the week, on a horizontal surface, going up and down on the same leg until the calf starts to tighten, 1 second up, 1 second down, twice each side. Usually 25-30 first time, 20 or so second time. So a little bit different from heel drops on the stairs, which can stress the tendon's insertion into the heel excessively. The Australian Ballet Company have been doing this for years, as opposed to their previous dedication to stretching, and have seen a dramatic reduction in calf injuries.

  3. #15633
    Master Travs's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    NE Lakes/Coventry
    Posts
    5,346
    Skipping (with a rope) is fantastic for calves.

  4. #15634
    Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Ambleside
    Posts
    5,632
    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    Skipping (with a rope) is fantastic for calves.
    I find I get tangled in the rope too frequently to make it useful. So instead I skip as if I am using a rope. I agree it is a great strengthener for the calves.

  5. #15635
    Moderator noel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Western Peak District
    Posts
    6,245
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike T View Post
    I find I get tangled in the rope too frequently to make it useful. So instead I skip as if I am using a rope. I agree it is a great strengthener for the calves.
    From a distance it will look like you're using a thin rope. Maybe you should build in some tricks, seeing as there's no chance of tripping up. Here's some inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J077NL55p5c
    Amaze your (middle distance) neighbours.

  6. #15636
    Master Witton Park's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Blackburn
    Posts
    8,852
    I'll give those heel drops a go Mike.

    Slow trot around the nursery slopes of Witton this morning, finishing off with the Saucer, the main climb on the cross country course for those who know the park.
    3.5 miles, 440ft, 39 minutes
    Richard Taylor
    "William Tell could take an apple off your head. Taylor could take out a processed pea."
    Sid Waddell

  7. #15637
    Master Travs's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    NE Lakes/Coventry
    Posts
    5,346
    Club training again last night, and a 25 minute Kenyan Hill session on the grass.
    (Kenyan Hills being a constant hard effort up and down, as opposed to uphill or downhill reps).

    Decided to run this fairly hard, hoping to pass through the 5km mark in under 20mins or so, and was just about spot on with 19:40

    Good to run a hard session with a group, although i'd have preferred a steeper hill!

    No rest for the wicked... tomorrow morning got an hour booked at the track, which will be third harder session of the week, not something i usually go for.

  8. #15638
    Master Travs's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    NE Lakes/Coventry
    Posts
    5,346
    First track session of the year.

    400mtr reps with 90secs rest. Only did 7, at 74-75secs, but with a short track race next week i was aiming for quality over quantity.

    A look back shows that my final track session before the lockdown was 8 x 400mtr with 2 mins rest, and i was doing them in 78-81secs.... so a very pleasing improvement, and hopefully it comes together with a fair time next weekend.

  9. #15639
    Master Travs's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    NE Lakes/Coventry
    Posts
    5,346
    Another week comes to an end, and it's been another positive one.

    Resumption of club training, so two good group sessions, and a further track session yesterday. The track session was very encouraging and shows a substantial improvement.

    But can't deny i've felt the strain of three sessions, and would not be able to sustain it. I'll put it down to over-enthusiasm at the re-opening of training and the track.

    Managed 66 miles. Weight crept back up just over 79kg again, but still better than it was at xmas and i'm not overly alarmed.

    Next week, hopefully just the one club session as have a track race next sunday. Will try to keep everything else consistent and easy. Not sure what mileage will end up with, as quite possibly heading up to the Lakes on moving duties.

  10. #15640
    Master Witton Park's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Blackburn
    Posts
    8,852
    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    as have a track race next sunday.
    How dare you?


    Managed my first hill run this morning. Very steady 5.08 miles, 827ft, 60:56 but a nice easy target to try and take a few minutes off by the end of April.

    Beautiful morning, with the sun just coming up over the trees to the East of Witton as I set off up Billinge Woods and some great views at the top.
    Richard Taylor
    "William Tell could take an apple off your head. Taylor could take out a processed pea."
    Sid Waddell

Similar Threads

  1. Today's DIY
    By Harry H Howgill in forum General chat!
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 04-02-2015, 11:45 AM
  2. Today's Look Ma No Car!
    By Alexandra in forum Training
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 31-12-2011, 10:20 AM
  3. Today's BG training
    By mr brightside in forum Bob Graham
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 28-05-2010, 04:54 PM
  4. Today's DVD
    By Deejay in forum General chat!
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 27-07-2008, 08:23 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •