Well the last 3 weeks have seen virtually no exercise at all due to my thigh injury. Today I decided to do a cycle class just to get the legs moving in anticipation for tomorrow’s Melbourne Marathon. Once completed I thought it might be a good idea to jump on the treadmill and test out my thigh. The last thing I wanted was to start tomorrows race and pull up within a couple of k.
I decided to just run at a comfortable pace for about 10 – 15 mins and covered up the kph screen with my towel. I ran very easily and whilst I knew that I had a recent injury, it really didn’t bother me. At 3 k I decided that was enough and when I removed the towel, I’d completed 3k in 13:30 minutes! 4:30 minute k’s! I’m kind of pleased but also wary of the inaccuracies of the treadmills in the gym.
Two hours later and I feel great and can’t wait until tomorrow.
As stated before I’m wearing a T shirt james Ellis sent me from the UK – 1095 miles.com. He ran 3 miles (5k) every day for a whole year – no injury time off, wedding day, holiday etc – magnificent effort.
This will be me tomorrow – with a black cap on to cover my scone! If you see me say hi;