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The Running Blues

26 March 2012

Spring is here in London, but my spirits have not lifted with the weather. My heart did not skip a beat with the clocks this weekend. Despite running along paths lined with daffodils, I’ve been feeling blue.

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I’ve still got 6 weeks of training left before the North Dorset Village Marathon, and have been running hard for the last 8 weeks, so decided in advance to have an ‘easy week’ last week.  Sadly it turned out to be a necessity rather than a luxury.

My creaky knees have been creaking a more than usual, and they’re making me worried. I dropped the mileage from 40 to 28, cut out all sessions and took 3 rest days. They’re still creaking. I know what it is (runner’s knee), and that if I rested for a few weeks and built up my glutes and inner thigh muscles (which I’m sure have a name) then I could sort it out. But that’s not really an option for this race.

Hopefully the quieter week will make its presence felt next week and Sunday’s uncomfortable 10 miles will be a low point. Hopefully…

Weekly summary:

Monday: rest
Tuesday: 5 miles easy
Wednesday: 8 miles at marathon pace
Thursday: rest
Friday: 5 miles easy
Saturday: rest
Sunday: 10 miles easy

Total: 28 miles

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