Saturday, February 26, 2011

More from the Fatboy

So the physio has given me the all clear, and running has resumed. Must say I'm enjoying it more than ever. So much so that yesterday I got out of bed at 6am to go running.I've also noticed that some of the weight I put on while injured has started to come back off, won't be the Fatboy forever. Today it's off to the gym for some weights and possibly a swim. The next step will be to up my distances, but slowly because I don't want a trip back to the physio any time soon.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I can't wait

Haven't posted for a bit as I've been feeling pretty sorry for myself with this injury. On Wednesday the physio said I could ease back into things with a walk then a short run, then to see how I went. So I ran and walked on Friday afternoon and managed about 3k's, probably a bit further than I was supposed to, but it didn't feel too bad. took a day off on Saturday, then hit it again this morning. Pleased to say 5k's pain free, no problems. In fact how I feel right now I think I could resume full training. So as things stand, I think I'm about 50/50 for the half marathon in March but I'm confident I can get my training back on track for the full in June. Can't wait for the next run.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A trip to the physio

After spending a fair amount of time panicking(particurlarly with help from a work colleague who's diagnosis was scary) I went off to the physio this afternoon. The good news is it's fairly minor and it's more fatigue related. So with some rest, massage and some excercises I should be back running fairly soon. It means this weekends run is out of the question, and I think the pressure will be on for the half marathon in March but I should be able to stay on track for the full in June. Look's like the bike might come out this weekend. Nice.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Girl, You have no faith in medicine

Well, tonights run brought an unwelcome friend along:injury. For a big, relatively unfit man who attempts stupid tests of my physical ability I have had very few injuries. In fact other than general soreness post an event and the odd lingering pain from a cramp I've had a pretty good run. Tonight I experienced pain and an odd sensation, fear. I've seen it before but never really understood it on the faces of injured sportspeople,that initial thought that what if this injury lasts long enough to ensure I miss a major goal, the next match in a world cup, the finals in football, a start in the Tour. For me my next major goal is a 16km marathon club run on Sunday followed by a half marathon in 5 weeks. I was running along pretty well tonight, no pain and very even breathing when I felt a ping or a pop or something indescribable explode in my calf, nano seconds later pain. I walked a few steps and tried to run on it again, more pain, then fear.For the first time ever on a training run I had to admit defeat and phone my wife, now I sit with my leg on ice and I'm pretty downcast. Wish me luck.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Hardest Button to Button

fter running 5k's on Thursday, I tried the same distance and loop on Saturdy morning and lo & behold a PB. I'm obviously getting faster and the 5k loop is not presenting an issue. So I thought today I'dd ahve a crack at going a bit further, after all if I'm going to become a marathon man, further will need to be my motto. So I set out with a view to running for an hour, this is almost harder than running k's because you just don't know how far you will get. As it turned out I managed to run 45minuts and about 5.5kn without any stop, then I managed another 2.5km over the next 15 minutes. All up pretty happy to manage about 8ks an hour, now the only thing is to do that for 42 km's. OH. So it's clear I need to a lot more and quickly, first thing I'm back off the booze, second I'm determined to run 25k's this week. Wish me luck.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Seven Nation Army counldn't hold me back

Today was pretty tough work was hard, I was tired and I'd ran 6+ k's yesterday and to top it all off my favourite band announced that they were finsihed. That's right, the White Stripes have announced it's all over. Sad news indeed. Still I decided to get out and run, and I'm happy that I did, 5k's in hot weather and an OK time and I feel like I'm right back on target. Another few K's tommorow and things should be right on target.
I'll post again tommorow and to honour Jack & Meg, my next few posts will be titled with White Stripes songs, I may even write a post or two about the profound effect there music has had on my life.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

One month down

It's hard to believe January is already gone, which means I now have only 5 and a half months to marathon day. Even more scary, I have about 6 weeks to my half marathon attempt.
Although I ran today and was pretty happy with it, there is a constant feeling that I'm not doing enough and that I won't be ready in time.
I guess only time will tell, but I really have to make every day count from here.