I’m gonna join this this time lads. Think my back can take it.
What’s the challenge??
Plenty Romanian dead lifts. Seriously, get a good bit of flexibility and strength into your hammers and it can often solve the back issues.
A kettlebell would do the job grand.
The auld boy rang me, you get a 90 second window with the man, I had to take it.
We go again. 1st 5k of the year done. Nothing but misery. At least there was no fear of overheating anyway
Going to try and do the 100km in the month. 1 down 19 to go
@Fulvio_From_Aughnacloy needs to sign in.
I attempted 3k the other night and I got to 2.65… my calves were cramping and side stitching up.
I’m up to 658m now @caulifloweredneanderthal - limited to weekends now for the big ones so I need to be through 1000m before Sunday evening I think.
I’ve yet to hit the 2k barrier in two attempts. The ould back does be at me
I gave you a follow on strava, in case you are wondering who is this freak.
I must charge up my watch and get back in the game properly.
Glutes and hamstrings… Sort them out and your back will be ok.
Strengthen and stretch.
Even if you just squeeze your arse tight for 30 seconds 3/4 times a day, it will help.
But mobility is your issue.
Gave you a follow too big fella. Impressive numbers!
Im back at square one now tho
Yep, I’ve started doing Dr Jo’s back stretching exercises. It’s definitely the glutes and hamstrings. I had one bad glute after my last soccer game
Foam roll … Or get in with a golf ball/ sliotar… Work out any knots… Work on strengthening them… Tonnes of stuff online. But simple things like clams and squeezing your buttocks work to warm them up before a run.
Cheers! Is it advisable to get these underlying issues sorted before attempting another run. Am I damaging myself while tipping around the park while in rag order?
I’d say try warming your glutes up and go for a light run and see if that helps… If it does you know what’s up… You won’t really be doing much damage going for a light run unless you’re in agony when running… You’ll know yourself generally.
Have you the proper runners?
I didn’t really get to run during the Christmas break but went out on Friday. I really struggled early on but had read @Gman’s inspiring post about nearly giving up after 2km but making the full 5km. I was determined to do likewise and so I doggedly continued before giving up after 2.86km.
I then had a lovely night run on Saturday. I hadn’t been running at night in ages having gotten into the WFH routine of either running after the crèche drop off or at lunchtime. Anyway, I’d earlier been for a really long walk after the Celtic defeat and I logged back on to see @flattythehurdler still making snarky and goading comments so off I went for a trot. I did the 5km in dodgy underfoot conditions at near zero temperatures. Now it was a pathetic @Fran esque 6min/km time but it was really enjoyable.
I’ve also been out the last two mornings after the crèche drop offs and I was determined to get my times down towards 5.30min/km but that won’t be possible if I’ve to assume full time childcare duties.