Saturday, 18 September 2010
One week to Langdale Mountain marathon and a visit to my Chiropractor
Above photo of the 1 in 3 climb in the Great Langdale Marathon, it has to be climbed at mile 2 and 14 !
Months and months of hard training, Weekend after weekend running in the hills, tempo runs, Progression sessions and sprints. Plus some seriously hard drinking!
Here I am, ready for my next challenge, The Hardest Road Marathon in Britain!
Just LOOK at that figgin photo!!!
I went to my chiopractor Scott Fullwood on Thur, the good news was I was able to walk out of his surgery feeling much improved with most of the sciatic pains gone!
Yes I chucked the Zimmer frame away, a miracle to be held!!!
Without his treatment over the years I doubt I'd still be running now.
If you live in the southport area and are looking for a good Chiropractor i would recommend you try Scott. Phone 01704 569695
I did a session of 20 x 400m. Ever counted more than ten! what do you do once you run out of fingers?
Answer start counting on your toes! [ I think that's where barefoot running started from :]
I felt a bit sluggish at first but soon got stronger, finishing with a last effort at 5.12 pace.
1/ 5.41 pace 2/ 5.32 pace 3/ 5.40 4/ 5.35 5/ 5.37 6/ 5.20 7/ 5.42 8/ 5.21 9/ 5.26 10/ 5.36
11/ 5.36 12/ 5.18 13/ 5.36 14/ 5.20 15/ 5.34 16/ 5.35 17/ 5.36 18/ 5.22 19/ 5.40 20/ 5.12
Ran the session on the roads and at times had to fight a strong head wind, but I felt really 'powerful' and at one point past another runner like he was going backwards. Yeah I like that feeling, lets bottle it and sell it on the internet :].
total time 1 hour 5 mins
Ran with Paul [who will be running the Langdale 1/2] around Parbold and ashurst with 3 big climbs.
Really powered up the Parbold climb hitting 10 MPH near the top!
Max speed 14.8 MPH Downhill!
Total time = 1 hour 32 mins
Looking back down the Monster 1 in 3 climb!