Sunday, January 14, 2018

Pootle Past The Ponds

My knee felt better but I wasn't confident to try and push out the distance further so I plotted a 6km loop over at Soudley Ponds. Never run there before. It's part of my attempt to keep my almost enthusiasm going by rooting out new routes where I've not run before.
Anyway, to quote my new catchphrase, "it wasn't the greatest but at least I got out there". The knee started to twinge with about ten minutes to go so I was right not to attempt anything longer. I have a feeling this is going to take quite some time - I just hope my almost enthusiasm holds...

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Milling Around Again

So I didn't manage a real run today. My left knee is a bit painful. I'm suspecting jogging back from my marshalling point at Thursday's night race, wearing walking boots, probably wasn't the most sensible thing to do. I'm keen to keep the momentum going but without doing more damage so I did a kind of power walk on the treadmill with the elevation set a bit. Hopefully the knee won't be as sore tomorrow and I can get out into the forest.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

A Go On The Roads...

and my legs are hurting. Longest run so far but my legs gave up the ghost in the last few kilometres. It's another run done though.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Pootle Complete...

So I managed to keep lethargy at bay and got out to complete operation pootle. I managed - yet again - to pick a short section of unimaginable bogginess amongst what was otherwise mostly solid terra firma. (Okay, it wasn't that unimaginable but it was slippy as a Hagfish whose slime glands had cranked into overdrive).

Overall, it was the first run during the last week where I very nearly almost felt like I actually managed to run a bit here and there. Granted, the last 2-3km being slightly downhill helped a lot, but even so, it felt pretty good.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Operation Pootle...

...to recommence tomorrow but I'm expecting it to be a chilly one. A loop in the central forest this time.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Run Of The Mill...

Okay, so not exactly out and about but a go on the treadmill is better than nothing. Hopefully soon I will have the mojo to venture forth into the dark, damp, gloom that is a winter evening. I can still feel a bit of soreness in my left itb so I'm not going to run before I can walk, so to speak. Finished with a short warm down on the exercise bike.

Monday, January 01, 2018

Soggy In Places

Still more of a walk than a run, number two complete [snigger]. There were a few very boggy sections on the route despite planning what I thought would consist reasonably firm going. Oh well, at least I stayed dry again - apart from the feet.