ceal, ouch to the bee sting. I also watched that horrific crash live and literally had my head in my hands. It never ceases to amaze me what bravery these road cyclists show day in day out.
I did a track session this morning in very good conditions. Sunny but not too warm and hardly any wind. It was my usual session of 3 x 1 mile with 4 minutes rest between. Times were 6.57. 6.57 and 7.01. Annoyed with that last one! Anyway, that's about 12 seconds a mile quicker than 3 weeks ago but roughly 12 seconds a mile slower than the last session before that, back in February and pre-PF. Heading in the right direction again.
I'm off on Friday for a week away near Malvern. Looking forward to it but bad timing as I'll miss two relay races and two home football matches.
WD60, good luck with your consultant appointment and getting to the bottom of your problem.
John, yes, stay strong and rest....you know it makes sense.
TS, steady progress from you again and good calories burned. One problem I don't have of course....
Mick, thanks for the tip. I knew about copy and paste of course but hadn't come across Ctrl + A. I'm always impressed by the way you tackle jobs yourself rather than paying someone to take away the hassle. You certainly have a climate which on the whole doesn't make running easy. Very unusually it was 29 degrees here in Newcastle three weeks ago. I did my usual 5.4 mile route. It felt twice that and I had to keep stopping to recover.
I did another park run yesterday, the undulating one in Gateshead. Just can't break that 23 minute barrier yet and I finished in 23:06. Enjoyed it though.
Then this morning I ran 10.4 miles on one of my regular training routes. The first time since February that I've run more than 8 miles. It showed and the pace was very slow. Just pleased to do it though and miles in my legs is what's needed.
I’m taking Columba’s advice about typing into Word before copying into a post. I think the lost post last week resulted from my using Backspace to correct a typo and at the same time having a finger by I mistake on another key.
WD60, pleased to hear that steroids are helping you with your pain.
John, it does look like you may need to bite the bullet and give your Achilles a decent rest.
Columba, I hope your knee gets sorted before too long and you can start running properly again.
As for myself, my PF does seem to be okay now although I’m still being careful.
I did another park run last week in 23:46, AG 71.8%. Then on Thursday we had a club race over 3kms where the results were based on age grading rather than absolute times. Again I was a bit disappointed with my time of 13:24, AG 72.5%.
Anyway, enough of the negative stuff. I’m enjoying running again without pain or too many worries and this week just topped 31 miles. Looking back through my diary, this was only my third week of over 30 miles since early last August. Working out my average mileage over the last 40 weeks, it comes to only 16 miles a week, and most of that has been low quality. This is because of the knee injury last autumn and then the plantar fasciitis.
So rather than feeling disappointed or surprised at lack of form or frustrated at the length of time it’s taking to get back, I should really be pleased to be where I am after so little training.