Monday, October 23, 2006

Ouch, ouch, ouch!

Morning - Gym
Gee, it was hard work convincing myself that I should go to the gym this morning but I was determined to keep going as usual. After all it was only a 17km run yesterday. It's just that my calves and hamstrings were telling me differently. Ouch, they really hurt. I decided against doing a Bodypump class as there's a lot of lunges involved in that class and I wasn't too sure I could cope with that this morning. Instead I attended a half hour Fitball Class which involved lots of abs work and marginal leg work. I followed that by about half an hour in the gym working on my chest, shoulders, biceps and triceps.

After work - speedygeoff's training at Parliament House - 5.30pm
Yes, I actually attended speedygeoff's session and ran a couple of warm-up laps before the main session at the grassy oval. We had a repeat session of last week with a 1km loop followed by several speedy 200m loops. However, I had special dispensation because of yesterday's run and just ran the loops at a very gentle pace. We did 30 sit-ups before the main set, practised our sprint starts again and ran a warm down loop of PH to finish.

Total distance: 7.2km

I think tonight my calves feel marginally better but my left hamstring still hurts heaps. Perhaps I need a massage!


  1. You look just great on those photos, nice to see happy faces there!

    Great race report and what incredible pace!

    We have to trust Gandalf often, just as when we think it is laying about slow speed.

  2. Great race Strewth. I'm not surprised you're a little sore afterwards!

    Hope you recover quickly.

  3. I'm so glad you got special dispensation! In fact, I'm suprised you turned up - and leg on the Brindy is a killer.

  4. So many others I have spoken too were very sore post-Brindy. All that down hill running seems to have activated some rarely activated muscle groups.

    I was very, very disappointed that I wasn't able to make it last Sunday but your great posts and photos helped make up for that. Catch up soon.