I should be writing about how excited/nervous/under prepared for today’s 10k I am, but instead I’ll be writing of how I’ve had to cancel yet another race.
On a high from completing the Wirral 10k last weekend I had planned a couple of days of quality rest before making any decisions about training for the week. Both legs were tired from the race, not surprising as, you know, running 10k is going to be tiring. Especially if one hasn’t run anywhere near that distance for some months. However, Monday morning arrived and the challenge of walking down the stairs. I realised that what I thought was just tired muscles (specifically left thigh) was more like a strained muscle.
My right calf was sore as I’d expected but the left thigh was a new problem. During the race I’d noticed it feeling a little achy but nowhere near what I’d consider as ‘painful’, but the next day definitely crossed into the painful category as I wobbled/limped from side to side trying to get down the stairs with a sore lower right leg and a sore upper left leg. There was still hope that with a few days rest I’d still be ok for the race today, but by Friday there was little improvement so I sensibly took the decision to cancel my race place for today. Not a choice I wanted to make as completing today’s 10k would give me enough club counters to be eligible for FV45 road champion! But, sadly, a choice I had to make for the chance of getting racing fit for the Borders League series which starts in four weeks time.
With around 15 of the club taking part in today’s race, including my son, I will enjoy cheering from the side lines on this occasion – while smugly knowing that I’m doing the right thing!
Have a great week, K x