So the good news is that we did manage to get in 3 run’s this week as per the schedule… the bad news is that none of them were the length that they should have been as per the schedule!! Gideon has been having a bit of pain in his knee since our last long run last weekend and so whilst we have been out running this week, we have kept the run’s very short and very sweet so as not to put to much pressure on his knee’s and potentially make it worse. It’s worrying him that it hasn’t gone away yet (as a normal post-run leg ache would) so we are just being cautious, whilst still trying to maintain some sort of running momentum at the same time. Paranoia about pre-race injury is worrying us at the moment.
This weekend we have been in Teignmouth in Devon celebrating my mum’s birthday (hi Mum)! We managed to get in a couple of our run’s whilst down there which was very nice as it’s always good to run someplace new and see some new things. We ran along the seafront a few times (which unfortunately isn’t all that long so didn’t really give us many miles) but we took it easy because of the knee issue and the injury paranoia which was further exacerbated by the ‘slipperiness’ of the path along the sea front…. we are such worriers sometimes!!!
Next weekend is a 12.5 mile run – our penultimate long run before the half marathon. Can’t believe we leave for Florida NEXT MONTH!! That’s very exciting to say!! It’s come round so quickly. Only 32 more sleeps till we are on the plane and 34 until we are running the half!
Ran 1.54 miles with an average pace of 11’07” per mile.
Ran 1.33 miles in Teignmouth – I’m not really sure what the average pace was because we stopped a few times so Gid could stretch out his knee. It was bothering him quite a lot today – we were planning on going further, but better to be safe than sorry.
Lot’s of walking around Teignmouth and Shaldon – not sure how far but it was very pretty!
Ran 1.25 miles with an average pace of 11″56′ per mile.
The plan is to try to do our 2 mid-week run’s this week (30 minutes each) and go as far as we can. If Gid’s knee is still playing up we may have to cut the mileage down from 12.5 at the weekend to something more manageable, otherwise we will attempt the 12.5 that are scheduled. Fingers crossed the knee just needs a bit more rest and ice!
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