Saturday, October 28, 2017

Before The Marathon

Training had gone really well this week. I have noticed an up-and-down pattern at times but this week was undoubtedly an "up" one.

It was all going so well, until halfway through my commute on Friday morning I tripped over a curb.

I managed to avoid a face plant but in the process of doing so I re-strained that muscle in my left hamstring/gluten area that had been bothering me recently but had been almost cured. Now it was back in full force. It hurt quite a bit for a few minutes until it settled down into a dull ache. I was able to continue my run into work without issue but it then felt uncomfortable all day, no matter if I was sitting, standing or walking around.

Even so, I was still confident that it would not impact on the marathon 2 days later, and a good night's sleep seems to have helped. I can still feel it but it's already better than yesterday and tomorrow it will he fine, I'm sure.

Since Dublin is a training run, not a race, I kept training normally all week, my one concession being a very slow and easy 5 miler this morning, Saturday. The legs had felt good all along, until this morning that is. But I'm sure that will all work out once the gun sounds. It always does.
23 Oct
9.2 miles, 1:08:39, 7:27 pace, HR 144
24 Oct
am: 9.2 miles, 1:13:13, 7:57 pace, HR 146
pm: 9.25 miles, 1:11:59, 7:46 pace, HR 143
25 Oct
9.2 miles, 1:11:57, 7:49 pace, HR 138
26 Oct
9.2 miles, 1:12:07, 7:50 pace, HR 141
27 Oct
9.25 miles, 1:11:42, 7:45 pace, HR 139
28 Oct
5 miles, 44:09, 8:49 pace, HR 128

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