A quick update from me. I did the Newcastle park run this morning, my first event since Good Friday. No pain from the PF but tomorrow will tell. I'm optimistic though. The time was 25m 13s, average pace 8:03 minutes per mile. The first mile was about 9 minute mile pace but I felt good so pushed a little bit for the rest of the run. Not too much though - still being cautious.
We're off the Northern Ireland tomorrow for a week. Hope to get two or three short runs in over there.
Good running everyone and I hope those nursing injuries continue to improve.
John, you have my respect for speaking at your mother's funeral. It's definitely not something I could get through. I choked up completely while the minister was saying nice things about my mother at her funeral, which set off all the family near me. I hope your foot is nothing to worry about. If it does turn out to be a stress fracture then that's something you obviously don't want but needn't be too bad. A friend was diagnosed with a stress fracture at about the same time as my PF was, a week or so after Easter,, and she's now back doing 10 mile runs with no problems.
Mick, a fartlek's a good way to introduce a bit of speed work. It's hard to imagine anyone viewing your house being anything but impressed so hopefully a sale may not be too far away for you.
A 16 minute run for me this morning in chilly conditions. Just short of two miles. I'll be doing my first 20-minute run on Friday but will be slowing down quite a lot from that sort of pace.
Columba, maybe your knee is telling you to rest completely for a while but your physio will be able to advise on that.
TS, good progress again.
Welshpoppy, careful does it.
Pleased to hear chouette is doing well and that Tracey is doing a triathlon soon.
I'm still running every other day and am now up to 16 minutes. I'll soon step up a little and run two days out of three, but with one of those runs being extra short. I hope to run a park run a week on Saturday, slowly. It will just be good to take part in any event for the first time since Good Friday.
The Blaydon Race, 5.9 miles, is the biggest local race apart from the GNR. It's on June 9th but has come a couple of weeks too soon for me to risk doing it. I did think of walking half of it but that wouldn't really work.
Columba, yes, perhaps it is time to bite the bullet and accept that resting your knee until it feels a lot better is the best thing to do. What a shame though when you're entered for such a good race. It's still three weeks or so away, so walking it with short stretches of very gentle running may not be totally out of the question. Obviously be very careful though, especially as, based on your 3 mile run, the reaction is the day after the run and not during it.
A gym session for me this morning. I have to say I'm finding them increasingly tedious. I'd love to be able to do it with one or two other people and perhaps have a coffee afterwards but the great majority of people there are just like me and do their own thing. I envy Mick his gym sessions, which sound a lot more fun.
Tomorrow I'm doing the last of my 13 minute runs before increasing to 16 minutes on Saturday. So far, all good.