It was my first HM and I enjoyed every second of it, apart from the last half mile where I felt really rough and can't remember crossing the finish line. I can't compare it to anything else but I thought it went really smoothly. I was a bit dissapointed with my time, 2hrs26mins, I was aiming for 2hrs 15. I think I was panicking so much that I wouldn't finish even though I had done plenty of training that I started off way too slow even for my standards. Still, I finished it and had a great day to boot. Here's to the next one.
Right, I'll try and be as brief as I can but I do tend to bang on.
Two years ago I had an operation to repair a tear in the meniscal cartilage and remove a myniscal cyst. The surgeon said I could start running but only after I've lost a bit more weight. Fast forward to January of this year when I started training for the Cardiff HM in October. I've gave myself a good amount of time to build the mileage up slowly and started following one of Hal Highdon's plans knowing that my knee could flare up at any time.
Everything was going great until about 6 weeks ago when I noticed that the 'dodgy' knee started to ache on the outside, but only on the long run on a Sunday. When I did/do my shorter but quicker pace runs in the week - nothing. My knee is really sore after todays run even after icing it.
I'm going to see a physio this week but I was wondering if the solution is as simple as lengthing my stride/going a little bit quicker?
Thanks for the reply Fido, the thing is I'm always in a constant battle with my self. Do it ASAP or err on the side of caution. More often than not I do it now. Saying that I think I will leave it a bit, but I was having a look on the race website on there is a discount which ends in December so maybe it doesn't sell out quickly.