Today it felt like I was going to do the most important run I had ever done. It wasn’t a parkrun or some epic unfeasibly long distance at breakneck speed, but a simple out-and-back steady 2 miles! For, those who have been following my story will know, this was my first time out running for about three weeks of illness and misery.
Now that I have got that out of the way, I need to come to terms with the reality that my Marathon training is now going to be much more of a challenge than it was going to be. It will be like an old Tom and jerry cartoon with a demon standing on one shoulder saying “come on, you need to run lots and lots to train for a marathon, the more miles the better – no pain no gain etc” and the angel on the other side saying “Listen to your phsyio, take it steady, plenty of rest days, don’t be stupid”.
I now have three goals for March and these are 1. Don’t get injured. 2. Run a total of 100 miles. 3. Get up to an 18 mile long run by the end of the month. I have got to take things steady and one step at a time but I’ve still got to get in a fit state to run a marathon hence the two distance goals. My two mile trial run went OK today and I proved that I could breathe and that my legs still work.
It’s great to be back!