Posted: 01/02/2011 at 20:52
Not injured but had a run (ho, ho) of viral infections late Nov - mid Jan which meant training has been very patchy. Didn't want the pressure of VLM off a compromised build-up and, a spring chicken at 31, I figure I still have quite a few years to master the 2.5x marathon. 10k in May and then half-marathon in September are now this year's A races.
Sounds like a plan, and a proper one, very like myself hahaha
Pug - Your name was mentioned the other day regarding RWHs weighloss, hows your weight and your running ?
Weight = Heavy, Running = OK. that's how I see it at the moment. After Amsterdam Half last October, barely ran at all, think i did around 61 in November and 42 in December.. so basically bugger all. Had a terrible 6 months after Chester Marathon. July got a water infection, quickly followed by a flu bug that moved into my muscles, which took over three months to work it's way out, hence, at Berlin and Lake Vyrnwy, I should never have even tried running as legs were in pain 100% of the time... to put it in perspective, I couldn't bend EVER to put a DVD in the machine... all behind me knees were sore, in my hips, joints etc etc. Worst I've ever had that... never thoughts I'd get over it... By the time it worked it's way out, come October, I'd lost the will to live, plodded around Amsterdam and sacked running off. Have a guess what happened then? 1st January = 14 stone 2lbs of Pug rofl ( 90kg in new money)... and thought, better actually get running again so, into my 5th week now... very tired, very slow... but hey ho... that's life.