After 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!