Posted: 23/01/2014 at 19:19
Thanks for the feedback. I'm trying to balance the tempation to go out there everyday and push it too hard, and the need to actually push enough to get fitter.
I have run 2 short runs this week now with no problems, so if my knee copes ok with a longer run/walk at the weekend I think I'll keep this as a pattern for now.
The strength stuff bores me, but I know I need to keep at it too.
I actually did book a race a couple of days ago - the Manchester 10k in May. I think building up to running a steady 10k in the next 4 months is a realistic goal, and even if I end up walking bits I still won't be anywhere near the slowest.
My first race was a real disappointment, but I have run 3 since and enjoyed them. I've also trained twice for a half marathon and got injured just before, so maybe third time lucky on that front? If my knee is happy with the 10k I might consider it.