Welcome to our post marathon blog

Jane, Ian, Brian and Theresa have completed (well all accept Ian who did not start due to injury) the Palma Marathon. All survived and are still running. This is our continuing thoughts. Milly has now started her own blog.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Back again....

I'm recovering from a painful lower back/pelvic injury which came upon me suddenly as I ran around Innerwick on 29 December. Anyway, its been a painful week and a half, where even walking was a challenge. I decided to test myself today, as the pain has begun to ease off. Managed 7 miles around John Muir, gingerly watching where my feet went......and expecting a sharp pain in my back if my footfall went awry. All in all it was not too bad, a bit stiff in the back, but no major pain, and just the odd sharp twinge in the back when going downhill and hitting the deck suddenly.

I've decided today's 7 miler is the start of my Edinburgh Mara training. My head is telling me that I am not fit enough to do the Paxton Cross Country tomorrow, but my gut feeling is I would like to get out and give it a go.....hmm. The many weeks of winter weather and lack of mileage has left me feeling that I am not race fit, and the hilly, rough and twisty-turny nature of cross country is probably not the best choice for the old back.

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