I don't suppose anybody has a place they would like to sell for the Berlin Marathon this year? I had a bit of a disaster with the Manchester Marathon last week by setting off too quick and eager to rectify it on a flat course like Berlin.
Gramck you have my sympathy! I was hospitalised with pericarditis a couple of years back and felt a few other the early warning signs last week which sent me into a 7 day no training panic whilst I waited to get it checked out. Luckily seems to have been nothing so I managed to get out today but not running for seven days was hard to swallow.
Ive just taken almost a week off training after hardly being able to put any pressure on my right foot since my last session. Last weekend i ran back to back 15 milers as part of my training for the Wall. I intended to take the next day off but foolishly got caught up in the excitement of the event and at 8pm the following evening donned my running gear and headed out. Less than a mile in i could barely run and its taken until today to be able to feel good enough to get back out. My own stupidity!
To pick myself back up i went to the local running store yesterday for some new trainers. Ive been with New Balance for years but i was persuaded to give Nikes Stability shoe a try and i think its tread should provide a decent balance betweeen road and trail for the Wall.
I find it incredibly difficult to stay positive and motivated when im having a few days forced rest through injury. Those missed days infiltrate my head as the catalyst for self doubt which is definitely not something you want when contemplating such a distance.
Time for me to lace my new trainers and hopefully make it past the second lamp post!