Taking training seriously for the first time...
I stopped and walked for a bit until the stitch faded then jogged round the last wee bit until we joined the 46/47 minute 10k guys coming in to the finish.
Rubbish way to cap off what has been a great 6 or 7 weeks of training and a really solid performance from me on a tough day. I'm pretty much over it now, but still disappointed to have nothing to show (on paper) for that performance other than a 47:20 10k!!!
Back on it shortly though. No running yesterday due to stiff left calf and a bit of a cold coming on. Calf was stiff when I got up this morning but the cold is shifting. Calf feeling a good bit better now, so may go for a recovery run and see how it all feels. Physio booked for Thursday in any case - will get the calf checked out.
Next race is the Clachnaben Hill Race - 13.6km beast of a race over some rough terrain. Good strength building...
Going to hit Aberdeen Parkrun at the end of April too to put down my first 5km time (never raced 5k before).
Benromach 10k on 10th May - confident of going well under 40 minutes after Sunday's run. It's supposed to be a flat course and hopefully there won't be a 20mph headwind for about half of the course...
So - 9 days since I last ran. That calf injury seemed to ease up but then I went to the physio to get it checked out - level 1 calf strain - next day it was so much worse. I decided to rest it until it was better - stretching, ice, heat, foam roller etc.
It feels back to normal now - so 20 minutes easy run planned at lunchtime to ease myself back in. Fingers crossed it's okay!
Clachnaben Hill Race this weekend won't be happening. Aberdeen Parkrun on 26th April is next on the agenda, two 10k races and HM in May, then 10k in early June if all goes to plan.
So - a run yesterday! 20 minutes easy turned into 35 minutes easy
Incredible how stiff my legs are feeling after that! No issues with the calf though - a bit of stiffness but it eased off. Stretching before and afterwards as well as heat treatment - and it's feeling pretty good actually.
Hill session today then rest tomorrow. Should be interesting...
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