Posted: 30/08/2014 at 22:24
Hi Mr Signum,
Well I was training very hard for the Manchester 10km and got injured (knees) about 6 weeks before if I recall. This was an event leading up to the GNR and to give me a mid training target.
Anyway I have lost 9 weeks of training and now the GNR is next weekend.
I am feeling stronger, my knees are ok, but protecting them, but my stamina and speed is well off what i would like it to be.
However i have got to the stage where I know I will complete the event but perhaps in 2hrs 30 mins rather than 2 hrs.
I have entered the Manchester Marathon, which may be a step too far for me and this is in April 2015. In the meantime I will have also entered a Tough Mudder type race in November.
As for the past 4 months, in summary it has been tough, but I am there and ready to continue.
As for the next 7 or 8 months, I am not sure what the future holds. I will certainly be continuing my running and training for the marathon. Whether LG has the time to continue her hard work I don't know, if she can it will be appreciated, if she cant I will let her bow out with absolute gratitude at what she has done this last year. In all fairness this running and the support she has given me in the training has been so welcomed as I was a heart attack waiting to happen.
So there you have it, tough but I am ready and fighting.
As for LG she is getting back to running and I have promised a £50 sponsor for her next event, she enters, dont worry LG i have not forgotten