Did not go out last night as it was chucking it down so went first thing this am. Not a great run if I am being honest. The ankle was quite sore so it made running difficult. I was trying out a support but am wondering if this was part of the problem as it would have restricted movement. Ran about 3.5 miles at 8:30 pace but really struggled to get any feeling of easy into it. As the ankle was hurting I think I was try to compensate for it so it meant that my running style was all wrong.
really annoyed with myself at the moment as after my run on Wednesday I was feeling a lot more positive.
I am beginning to think I need to rest it to allow whatever damage I have done to repair itself.
Andrew - you should brag and brag even more. Just goes to show that when you don't put the effort in you cannot complete a marathon. You put the effort in and somebody else clearly did not. Need to be careful not to mention his name just in case he is reading this thread and decides to sue me.
Ricky - crazy bust few days for you by all accounts. Yes very inconclusive but going to be on that start line on Monday morning. Have got to drive up to Liverpool on Saturday evening and back down on Sunday evening. My little fella is taking part in a football training session at Anfield. He will be so excited when he finds out. But the long drive will not be good 10k preparation. So it will be what it will be. Last year when I broke the 50 min mark it was a sweltering hot day and I can remember having to stand in the shade of the tress on the mall while waiting for the race to start. Not so sure I will have that problem on Monday although they are forecasting taht it will warm up a litlle from these rather cold days we are having. Also last year, despite my best efforts I could not beat Mo Farah.
Andrew - very best of luck for your 10k on Sunday. Going for sub 43 with a dodgy ankle. Amazing. Looking at your recent splits it looks like you are much faster than me so go for it I say. I have a sneaky feeling that you will be there or thereabouts.
Nell - best of luck for your marathon on Sunday. You have done the training so nothing more for you to do except turn up on the day and enjoy it. Make sure you do not go off too fast as you need to be in good nick at mile 20. Looking forward to hearing your report on the race as it may be one to consider for next year. Have always wanted to go and visit Edinburgh so maybe this would be a good excuse.