Posted: 01/08/2016 at 14:42
Carl – it’s definitely been a mental and physical struggle these last few months. How was Tokyo ?
Rob – Well done on the ultra, it won’t be long before you step up to the 50 miler. What’s up next for you ?
PS – no races planned now until next March where I have unfinished business with the Hardmoors 55. I agree with Ali that September is probably too soon given your lack of long runs.
Nick – it can be good to have a couple of weeks off running, for whatever reason, it will help recharge the batteries. Have you decided if you’re doing an Autumn marathon ?
Ali – most of my recent runs have included some walking, not through choice though ! Sounds like you’ve been having a few adventures recently and you failed to mention your climb up Ben Nevis ! The Perthshire marathon sounds like a good idea, is it a PB course and is that what you will be going for ?
So, I’m slowly getting back into the running thing. The last couple of weeks I have been forcing myself out the door and slowly but surely I seem to be enjoying it a bit more. I managed 12 miles in the Peaks on Saturday that included a decent climb which I was able to run up part of. My speed has completely disappeared but I’m not too worried by that, once I get my fitness back I can work on that. The same as a few others, I have been struggling with my weight recently, I’ve put on nearly 2 stone since March ! I, too, have mastered the art of yo-yoing with my weight but I’m currently being a bit more healthy. Some of my recent runs have been on more technical, hilly terrain and the knee seems to be holding up quite well at the moment. I’ve been busy planning the wedding which is on the 19th, so not long to go now. We are off touring the country in our new caravan and the mutts for 3 weeks so really looking forward to that. Obviously, the trotters will be packed….