Sunday, 12 November 2017

Treading on thin ice

The biggest change in the last two weeks since my last report has been the weather.  Autumn/winter has definitely set in.  I was going to do some turbo training in the last two weeks but couldn't muster the mental strength to go outside into my "man cave" where it would be freezing and start spinning my legs.  There was also a slightly delicate part of my anatomy, a result of G2G, which wouldn't have appreciated it but I'm glad to say that has cleared up so I've no excuses now!
My back is still getting treated although it is getting better.  I've managed 3 runs in the last 2 weeks.  Last weekend I ran 4.5km with a stop at half way for a cup of tea and a scone, jam and cream - my coach did say to break myself in gently.
Yesterday I went back to my favourite winter training ground, Chatelherault.  I ran around on a brilliant autumn day but kept it to one lap.  I was a couple of minutes behind my friends but my lungs were struggling towards the end of the 8k.  I had no aches and pains when I woke up today so I went out for a 7km run around my local streets.  It was freezing and the roads and pavements were covered in ice so I considered myself luck no to end up on my bum.  A good reminder to be careful out there and also to wear gloves!
I'm hoping this will be my last visit to the physio for my back and I will be starting my swimming, core training and turbo training - honest.  Just knowing that I will be reporting back in 2 weeks on this blog means I can't be lazy.  The clock is ticking and my "A race" next year gets closer as each day passes.

No comments:

Post a Comment