Last Sunday I could not sleep. I was buzzing after The Grizzly. The caffeine gels kicked in and I just could not switch off. Other contributing factors might well have been hubby’s snoring and a blister on my bunion the size of Vesuivus that necessitated sleeping with it hanging out of the bed! If I got fours hours sleep I was lucky, how can I run 20 hard miles and not fall to sleep?
The high continued all week with happy pictures being posted by club members and the official ones, proving that I do enjoy running.
Then the stats came through. 22nd old lady out of 80, 678th out of 1401 runners, 137 female out of 491, with a time of a minute over the four hours, yes I was pleased.
I came down with a slight bang on Tuesday morning the DOMS had well and truly set in and I was so not prepared for that. Then I put my socks on and the back twinged. Who knew we had a Thorocolumbar Fascia? Well I do now and it has certainly made itself known this week. An appointment with the Physio was hastily made and Thursday he diagnosed the problem, apparently it is a common muscle to pull when putting your socks on! I was sent away feeling better and with homework which I have been doing. Fortunately he told me I could still run and that it would probably help loosen it up.
The second week in a row has passed and I have not completed the full training schedule, I am trying not to let this worry me, as I am still hitting the long runs but my over all mileage is lower than it should be.
Having recently run 16 miles, 18 miles and 20 miles today I got to use the word ‘only’ and only did 15 miles. 5 miles of this was meant to be at marathon pace, but I got carried away and did all bar the first mile at faster than this! Yes the runner’s high continues!