Posted: 22/03/2010 at 17:00
For a minute I thought it was a busy day on here, but then I saw that Simon Coombes 2 has been cheating to get his number of posts up...
I'm gradually trying to catch up with what's going on here after nearly 3 weeks off - I'll get back into the swing of it soon!
After Saturday's first tentative (but successful) venture back out following a torn muscle somewhere in my ankle/heel, I headed out today with a bit more confidence that I would make it all the way round. Consequently, I was able to relax a bit more and run a bit faster. Fairly pleased that, after nearly 3 weeks not running, I managed 5.5M at an average 8.08 pace. This from a man who uses 8.00 as the boundary between slow and fast. Legs felt tight after about 3-4 miles, but breathing was surprisingly normal all the way round.
I plan to run fairly conservatively for the rest of this week. Then I have 3 weeks to work hard so that I don't embarrass myself in my local 5-mile race.