Last Saturday I ran 13 miles which is just over half marathon distance.
It’s the first time I’ve run that far and it felt good.
The day after though my right knee and my left hip were hurting like crazy.
I ran just over 3 miles on the Sunday to recover but it made things worse.
Ever since I’ve been limping and haven’t been able to run all week until today.
Training For The Edinburgh Half Marathon
The next race I’m training for is the Edinburgh Half Marathon.
It’s not until May so I have some time to recover and get back to training.
I’ve not done a race that distance before so it will be a new experience.
The finish line is only a few hundred yards from where I live.
At least that means I can limp home and I don’t need to travel far to get there.
My training was going well until my untimely injury.
TrainAsOne was doing its job and helping me get to the point I need to be at by May.
And then I decided not to stick to the script and do twice the distance I was supposed to.
It’s my own fault and I won’t make the same mistake again.
The Fateful Training Route
As much as I enjoyed the half marathon training session, I did make a poor decision.
Halfway round the run, I came up against Arthur’s Seat and instead of going around the lower road, I ran up the higher one.
It felt tricky but okay at the time but it took a lot out of me to get to the high point around the lake.
Once I started the return journey, I found any kind of slope aggravated the pain in my knee.
And by the time I got to within four miles from home, I was limping and running at the same time.
I think because of that I put pressure on my other leg and that’s why my left hip started to hurt.
I haven’t been injured in such a long time and it’s frustrating not to be able to get out there and run.
Getting Back Into Running
It was still sore behind my right knee this morning but I wanted to get out and run.
I had paused my training calendar on TrainAsOne until today.
And it decided that as I hadn’t done any running during the week that I should run 7 miles.
It was uncomfortable during the run if I tried to inject any pace, particularly when going uphill.
But I managed to keep an even pace throughout and didn’t need to stop at any point.
Recovery during the day has been fine and whilst my right leg has been a bit stiff there haven’t been any other adverse effects.
That’s good because I need to do an 11 mile run tomorrow which will test my knee even more.
Do You Have Any Races Coming Up?
Are you training for any races? How are things going?
Have you had any injuries recently?
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