Stay strong with the power walking Kev; listen to your doctor
Well done making the start line Poppy, sounds like you need to take it steady on your knee.
I will not be with you; was a bridge too far for me. Nothing drastic, just a lot more rehabilitation needed before I can extend the distance - wouldn't hurt being a few years younger! Then again if we all had a time machine many things could be different
Good yesterday's run was better Most likely as you say poor run down to not having enough ready calories to run with - makes it really hard going. On the upside, your run will have cost you calories so all helps with the healthy eating and weight loss - just have to get the balance right. Keep experimenting and you will get there
I have done two 5k runs on the treadmill this week - that's me sorted then for this run
Did you use a race as part of your LSR Poppy, or just ran part of a race route? Sad your run did not go as planned. Did you change anything in your run hydration / feeding plan; anything you can take away from this to build on for the next one?
Sometimes you just get a pants run, more in the mind than anything else! Chin up, at least you have some miles, if not as you wanted. No future in focusing on the negative.
Farm training included moving 10foot mild steel cattle hurdles through the fields whilst moving sheep from one field to another. I can just lift these hurdles on my own but can only move them 20 yards or so before having a breather! For long distances I use the tractor and trailer, but just between fields I don't bother - bit of upper body workout
Finally recovered from my cycle ride two weeks ago - at least for walking and running - not tried cycling yet. Got a short run in, so taking it steady and I will make the start line... might not get far over it though!!