Run leading in the morning which turned into my long run for the week as I took a more committed group for an 18km jaunt around Jells Park and surrounds. This time I had seven people with me, two of them turned back at the 13km mark as they were only after 16km, the remaining five stuck with me to the end and more or less finished as a group, much better than last week
Then it was a bit cold and wet in the afternoon, what a shame, all that weeding will have to wait for another weekend, much better off inside with a good book, wouldn’t want to get a cold a week out from a half marathon would I?
A cold morning, but sunny, I figured I better get 12km out of the way in case it decided to turn nasty in the afternoon. So I really should not have turned on the TV while I was getting dressed, OK, I’ll just watch one episode of the totally banal but disturbingly hypnotic Iron Chef America, then I’ll go out. Crop top on, long sleeved top on and contacts in, damn, now I’ve seen the secret ingredient for the second episode, what on earth are they going to do with frozen peas, I MUST know.
An hour and a half later than planned I got out for a relaxing 12km along the Gardiner’s Creek Trail near home.
Although I am not expecting anything special from the HM next Sunday I suppose I better take it a bit easier this week to make sure I am fresh, I would still like to have a reasonably decent run. The no speedwork no hillwork directive will force me into a little taper anyway. My sore hammy tendon thingy is a bit better today, did not bother me as much on the long run yesterday as it did last week and getting up off the couch after an afternoon nap was easier too, not as much stiffness.
Kathryn, I see a doctor at Olympic Park Sports Medicine, they also have a clinic at East Melbourne, I highly recommend anyone who has a sports injury to see a Sports Doc rather than a normal GP, the Sports Doc wants to see you back out there doing what you love.
Aghhh!!!! I am a week away from my first half marathon in almost 3 years!!!!!! I should have run at least 5 in that time, I was starting to wonder if I’d ever be OK to run one again.