Malcs it's so true about race conditions. It has been so much harder training for an October marathon than for London, when every weekend has several halfs & there are many 20s, so actually the long runs are more impressive, yet.
My tendon is still sore, off to the pool followed by sauna this morning.
Well I did my usual long very slow one 3 weeks+1 day out, 25.24 @ average 10:28, would have been very fun and dead easy were it not for the lack of delight in my eft knee, which in itself faded into insignificance once my right post tib began to protest and rage.
I may have been twisting and turning more than usual given the aftermath of the storm [interestingly there were a couple of mini landslides from the landscaping at the edge of Olympic Park onto the towpath which guys were aready shovelling furiously at 9am]
Or the AIM exercises could have caused what is a whole new injury. Odd if so because I was OK on much faster efforts on Thursday.
Now watching final score with a water bottle on my knee and one on my right ankle to which a Chinese medicinal plaster has already been applied.
I got out at 9, Gareth, and did my usual very long very slow one 3weeks out - 25.24 miles @ 10:28 average/mile.
My left knee was low grade sore throughout, but my right lateral ankle, around the post tib tendon, became seriously stiff and is very sore now.
Not a whole new injury at tis point surely!?!
Don't know if I tweaked it dodging deep puddles on the towpath or if it's the legacy of the AIM exercises I was doing this week - very odd if the latter as I was OK on a much faster effort on Thursday.
Nell you'll see some reassuring reports from those who looekd at the elevation stats from last year's downloads if you read back a bit. My experiece was of hills, yes, but I had a neural problem at the time, which may have exaggerated my opinion!