My running week (Y2-38)

Sitting here with a serious case of deja vu as I write that today I was supposed to be racing but instead had to cancel.

Last weekend I passed my race place on to another member of my running club and I’m very pleased that my race number completed the 10k in an amazing time of 37:15, a full 30 minutes faster than if the number had been pinned to my vest.

My son also did really well achieving a 10k PB of 51:46 on a more challenging course than his previous PB.  And as for me, simply walking from car park to start line to finish line and back to car park was more than my legs were capable of, so by Tuesday I felt I had no choice to abandon hope of running in Southport this weekend.

My next target is the first Borders League race on 13th October, which will bring me to a whole year of running injuries!  Not exactly the kind of anniversary I wanted to be reaching, but one that has taught me a lot. . . including the benefit of not pushing on through injury.  And no, it’s not that obvious when faced with another race and another achievement!

With help from my physio, I have come up with a programme to take me from running 3 x 5 mins to being able to run a whole parkrun on 5th October (approx. 33 mins) and then building my intervals to increase total time spent running to around 50 minutes by the Borders League race.

This week I felt just about able to go for a run on Wednesday lunchtime which was not particularly fun.  It was at best uncomfortable, at worst bloomin’ painful.  But the pain eased relatively quickly and I felt able to do 10k on the bike at the gym the next day.  Following my physio appointment on Friday I decided to try another run, while it was still uncomfortable it was certainly better than Wednesday, and again the next day I was able to move around quite easily.

Stats for the month

  • 3 runs
  • 10.5 miles

Onwards and upwards.

Have a great week, K x

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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

2 thoughts on “My running week (Y2-38)

  1. Well done to your place holder (for lack of a better word) and your son! So you’re aiming for both the park run and the big Borders League race in October, busy month. You’re right about it being a bittersweet anniversary but it can help take the edge off the bitterness when you look at what it’s taught you or how you’ve grown as a result. It can’t be easy to suffer an injury that stops you doing what you love the way you used to do it. But you’re getting there with recovery, and I think you’re doing brilliantly, Karen.
    Caz xx

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    1. parkrun is just a stepping stone 5k to get me to bigger and better things! But yes, October is kind of make or break for me, if I can’t get fit in the next few weeks I’m not sure if I’ll ever get there.
      But I am very impressed with getting out today, in the rain, doing total of 20 minutes running and the pain easing quickly once I’d stopped.
      Hope you’re ok Caz xx

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