Posted: 03/02/2016 at 19:11
Great reading everyone's efforts.
Great mile reps Graham.
Ceal - nice set of 400s - really hope the 800m race goes well for you.
Columba - you are going really well, you have done a lot of consistent training for a long time now.
Mick - glad to see you are progressing well too.
Torque Steer - I agree, I should just forget about trying to run and enjoy the summer, but I really want to be able to run again.
Last weekend we went to National Park by Mt Ruapehu which is in the middle of the North Island, as the boys were doing the Tussock Traverse - a 26km run/walk off-road event that I did a couple of years ago. I entered the 6km run although I knew I wouldn't be able to run all of it, just to add a bit of interest for me.
Didn't do too badly while going uphill, but just had to watch any steps and had to walk the downhill bits. Had to sit down at 2km and put a knee support on because the pain in my knee was pretty bad.
It was a scorching hot day and I really felt for the boys who I knew would be out for a long time. Hopped into an ice-barrel for a very short time after finishing, a first for me, then I tried a massage.
I don't usually have a massage after an event but I thought I couldn't feel any worse. It was the best massage I have had in in very long time. I told her about my knee and she found a spot in my lower back and said that's where it is coming from. I guess everything is locked up trying to protect my knee.
I'm having my first swimming lesson this morning so I am nervous but looking forward to it.