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Thursday, 05 January 2017 - Written by Markbrick060 [profile]
So frustrating,

I felt so good with my training, that I had given myself four achievable targets for the year.

To beat my 5k, 10k, half marathon & full marathon times from last year.

Then when training on a long run Sunday I felt a pain in my left calf muscle.

After icing and resting the bruising appeared and hurt to touch.

So I rested for a week and tried a run on Wednesday only to find the muscle wasn't up to it.

I think I may just have to rest it for a longer period of time but that's so annoying as I have my first target set for March.

Maybe I should give this running malarkey up, injuries are so frustrating.

adigerati says:

Been there (injured), didn't do that (give up), I'm sure you won't either ;)

It can be frustrating, I feel your pain... well... your frustration, I don't want to feel your pain.

Hang in there.

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Why so hard
Monday, 12 December 2016 - Written by Markbrick060 [profile]
So today was my recovery run day.

After running a 20 miler yesterday today I found it so hard to do a recovery run.

I guess it's because I had a day at work that really wasn't the best.

Then to get myself up for running at 5pm after the day that was, I was feeling drained before I started.

I did complete my 4 mile recovery run in less than 10 minute miles so I'm grateful for that.

It's when it gets hard that I remind myself how lucky I am, actually being able to run.

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Southampton marathon 2017
Thursday, 01 December 2016 - Written by Markbrick060 [profile]
It all started back in June 2014.

After ten years of couch Potatoisum, my partner Kate needed me to take her to the gym as her friend let her down.

After a few months of doing this I felt I needed a target to keep me interested.

The great south run was coming up in October, so that was it.

Previously in the late eighties I had run a half marathon and a couple of ten mile races.

So I trained and set a target for 90 minutes. Come the day I completed it in 80 minutes I came out of it feeling really good and confident that I could do better.

I then took on the Southampton half marathon 1 hour 36 minutes.

It all took a turn for the worse, I got an injury plan

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