Thursday, February 10, 2011


mt glorious trail run last weekend.
unfortunately due to trail (and road) damage up at northbrook parkway the planned new course was changed to a double out and back down joyners ridge rd from mt glorious.
was a 31.5km 1080A 1050D so a bit flatter than previous races but still a tad hilly!

did a training run out there wednesday doing one 15km loop in 1.43 (43 down 60 back up) so was hopefull of doing 3.30-3.40 for the 2 x 15km out and backs plus 1.5km singletrack/climb to finish.
a bit worried at the pre-race briefing standing in the sun already feeling hot but i guess when you expect the worst things are rarely quite that bad.
still pretty hot and humid for me i suck in hot weather!

had trouble coming up with a game plan but settled on the following (with times)
1. push hard 1st 7.5km downhill (always terrible on downhills) 0.38
2. solid trip back up without completely stuffing myself 0.52 (1.30)
3. relax on the way back down 0.41 (2.11)
4. go nuts 0.57 (3.08) then 13 mins to the finish 3.21 33rd/119
so thats a 8min positive split which is ok.
still feel like i am running well.

a great turnout lots of part time trailies out there which is fantastic.

saw the hip surgeon the friday before and basically he thinks i have hammy tendinopathy.
the problem is it doesnt always show up on mri or uss and he thought we should treat my butt pain as such.
the initial bursitis on uss can often co-exist with tendinopathy.
diagnostic local injection just in the hammy this time (not sloshed around the bursa) worked really well (well for 90mins anyway) so now heading for a blood plasma (PRP) injection.
still hoping i have enough recovery time to head down for a similar pre-alpine training weekend i did last year.
not as bad as i thought basically a week off running then pretty quickly back into it.
need to sort out the 'hammy rehab' too.
here's hoping.


Blogger Trev said...

hey Dave, nice job at Glorious.

Just wondering what your thoughts are on 'Fatass' style events? It seems it is next to impossible for local race directors to get permits to use good quality, technically difficult trails in national parks. I was considering organising something, do you think there is much interest amongst local trailrunners for this type of event?


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