Parkrun # 55 fo me and the rain held off nicely, unlike the forecast that predicted early constant rain. I was surprised that I ran about20 seconds SLOWER than last Saturday, especially after running the whole distance this morning, whereas I walked a couple of times last week. I even felt I was running better this morning, so a little disappointed that I didn't break 36 minutes. However, the hammie was good, enjoyed the run and conditions and, more so...coffee after!
5km in 36:48 7:22m/k 7:02; 7:10; 7:15; 7:18; 7:53 the uphill! Age Graded 87.23% TE 4.2.....Highly improving!
Just so warm this morning, hardly a trace of autumn in the air and certainly no sign of winer! This was the first time I've run the course (except for last Thursday) since my hamstring injury on March 12, keeping as even a pace as I could do comfortably and without worrying the hamstring. All good, no niggle; jogged from start to finish.
Drove across to our parkrun course this morning to re-acquaint myself with the course before Saturday. A fierce wind all the way downhill, somewhat sheltered on the cycle path and finally blown back up the hill to finish 5km!
Program; Distance Run 30 minutes @ 8:00m/k
Bowral Parkrun 5km
5km in 40:32 Avg. 8:02m/k Avg. Cadence 163spm HR 82-90% of Max. TE 3.9!! Improving!! WooHoo!!
Apart from the dreadful windy conditions and being slow, this run was ok; no hammie problems at all. I'm still amazed by how well I've recovered from major hamstring injuries, especially having been told by the first physio that I'd never run again! Baloney!!
On Bong Bong Road near school, a not too steep hill.
Warm-up jog from school 10 x 30 seconds @ 3k effort not pace. Walk down RI Jog back to school.
All OK for the above repeats; probably not as steep or as fast as program, but enough of both for me to handle at this stage with hamstring recovery. Only feel some stiffness on left side of body after exercise, but suppose that's because the left side is weaker and where the injury is. Very pleased so far and looking forward to a better run on Saturday at Bowral Parkrun after one more run tomorrow.
I used Chev. track instead of road so as to run on the softer grass surface. Very windy but happy to say that left leg hamstring behaved and gave no trouble at all. Still being cautious, but it seems the more I use the leg the better it feels. Strength exercises etc still ongoing.
Sick and tired of hamstring dictating what I can and cannot do! Sat around for 3 days 'listening' to niggle and this morning, after school, I said 'enough is enough; hold me up or let me down hamstring'.... put on the runners and set off for the easy distance run that I would have done yesterday, Sunday... but didn't!
No problems, after a good warm-up! Too much molly-coddling if you ask me! Doing something, better than doing nothing.