Wednesday, 5 January 2011
Running towards the light
Whilst it would be nice to compete at 100% in another 20 races this year, equal or better the 8 catergory wins this year and perhaps even improve my Run Britain handicap, my initial objective is to take the fear out of sitting at this computer for a period, take the fear out of putting socks on and take the fear out of going to the toilet. Actions which have not been unlikely to bring on a return of leg pain! Fortunately relieved immediately by application of ice pads.
Looking at the bigger picture, in line with popular thinking I'll accept December and last week as a period of restoration for the body generally. So this week I'll regard as week one and will aim to start a period of gradual return to routine with 30 miles.
I have to feel sympathetic to injured readers whose problems prevent them from running at all. Whilst the
December left leg pain is preventing a routine to my 45/50 miles per week routine of last year, at least I've been able to tick over, albeit with some discomfort. The last 5 weeks have at least produced 122 miles.
I had thought I was over the worst but during a very disappointing birthday run on Sunday I had to stop and stretch the leg for relief. A clear suggestion that without professional help any relief I could impose would only be temporary.
I'm plucking up courage to go again on Friday!
perhaps light at the end of the tunnel!
Let's just hope that my needle man does not advise me not to run; but judging the results of today's work that looks unlikely.