This Blog started out as a record of my efforts to compete in the Gt Eastern Half Marathon 2006. Since then I entered but had to withdraw from Flora London Marathon 2008 due to injury. After having to take months off to recover I am now ready and willing to become a runner again!
Friday, October 24, 2008
The Peterborough Millennium Green Wheel is a continuous network of cycleways, footpaths and bridleways that provide safe, continuous routes around the city, through picturesque stone villages, the Fens and the scenic Nene valley.
Not only does the Green Wheel contribute to a sustainable transport system, it also celebrates over 3000 years of social, cultural and economic history through colourful interpretation boards and a series of sculptures. This is the Millenium Bridge and you can see more images from the Green Wheel here!
I then went out for a run on Tuesday morning. It was very dark so I decided to go on a route that was mostly lit up by street lights. It was OK and I ran for 1 1/2 miles there and back so 3 miles in total. I was really keen to try and start building up my mileage.
However, during the day I could feel my lower back and top of my right leg (quads) really starting to seize up and become very sore. It wasn't until Friday that I felt ok again. This is really getting me down - I feel I'm just not meant to run!
I'm going for a run tomorrow morning with Rhona and will see how I get on then.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I headed off the opposite way to which I usually go as that is better lit for the first mile or so. I then turned into the park and then nearly turned back as it was still so dark - but decided to brave it and carried on ahead.
It's still not getting any easier....
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Unfortunately I just couldn't get up on Friday to run but I made up for it by cycling to work on Thursday and Friday - it's not a mega distance - just 3 miles - but it's better than nothing.
Monday, October 06, 2008
Usual run, just the 2 mile loop round the small lake.
Distance: 2.2 miles
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Distance: 3 miles
Friday, October 03, 2008
I felt I was going a bit faster than the two previous runs and on checking my time when I got home, i had gone slightly faster. It's still a struggle to just run a couple of miles but the good news is that I still don't see any signs of the old injury.
Plan to go out tomorrow morning with Rhona and do a slightly longer run, just over 3 miles.