Well I’m in the taper…
The last long run didn’t go well…
A kid freewheeling along a path on his bike had his feet sticking out, a scene of pure joy… Unfortunately, his foot bashed into my knee.
I just about managed not to teach the youngster some Anglo-Saxon… and shook the leg out and carried on. The knee didn’t swell, but also didn’t feel right. So discretion became the better part of valour and a planned 25 miler became a 14 miler.
Until the knee, all felt good.
So a weekend of easy walking around town, and some dancing at a friend’s wedding, and the knee is feeling OK. I’ll test it on Tuesday with a gentle run and a climb – but it feels OK.
Which is good, as it clear my mind to plan for the Ultra-marathon, 31 miles in one hit… Being an off-road run it comes with a kit list –
Waterproof top – woo-hoo excuse to get a new very lightweight waterproof smock (thank you TK Maxx!)
Full length leg covering – that’ll be a pair of tracksters in the backpack
Full arm length top – I’ve a technical top or two that’ll fit the bill
Mobile phone – fully charged (sensible precaution)
Food & Water – to keep you going between the fuel stations.
Oh, and trainers… My red and lime shoes are now at their peak – they’re c150km old – old enough to be comfortable, new enough to still be bouncy and supportive.
So this week is gentle runs, and prep… Next week is carboloading…
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