Posted: Yesterday at 11:32
Ha. That'll teach you to run too fast in 5ks, Mace.
Believe it or not, I also have a bruise on my inner thigh from where I fell off my bike for no reason like a fool last week. But don't get too excited as it is only just above the knee, where I bashed my leg on the crossbar.
Marrows, I was thinking about your shoe problems while out running yesterday and thought I should mention that I have been running a bit in Nike Free 5.0s, which look like the back comes up quite high (so you might not have considered them) but in fact it is very, very soft. So they could work for you.
In running news, I swapped my MLR and Tuesday session this week due to ludicrous rain and wind early Tues morning, so did my 10 mile MLR in the dark after work yesterday. And actually it was really lovely - one of those runs that just feels effortless, like you're eating up the miles and could go on forever, and also out in the countryside there were more stars than I'd ever have been able to see in Nottingham. I could get used to these longish runs on dark evenings. Just as well really, since my marathon training will be happening at a time of year when it gets dark at lunchtime.
By contrast, this morning's session of 4x 1k xc off 60 secs round some muddy playing fields felt anything but effortless, though at least I had the luxury of doing it in daylight this time. This cross country nonsense had better be making me stronger!