Thirsk tenAfter recovering from being ill for three weeks, the second run I did was 6 miles (from 2 the day before).  This was a big mistake and for the last 1/2 mile one of my knees was really aching!  This tought me to be very careful in upping my mileage because I can’t even think about running 26.2 miles if trouble starts at 6.

So first came a careful 3 miles, then up to 4, followed by a tentitve 6 last weekend.  After a midweek 8 miles (still pain free) I felt confident to do 10 this weekend.  I chose to do the Thirsk 10 because I really like the race (I got my 10 Mile PB there), even though I had to pull out one year due to hamstring trouble.  It was great to run with people rather than do a lone run and I did resist the temptation to race and the bottom line is that I got round pain free.

Bring on the 1/2 Marathon distance next weekend; I really feel like I’m getting somewhere!

Author: MarathonMannUK

Deacon at Rothwell Baptist Church, Retired IT Solutions Architect, Distance Runner with Rothwell Harriers. Expect blogs on all of these themes!

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