Posts Tagged ‘Running Injured’

August was sensational. Back in training, big style. 142 miles on the clock, my biggest month ever. Times coming down to within sprinting distance of my 2014 highs. I beat Arnold Schwarzenegger to it, I was well and truly back. Then, on a routine 10k during Friday lunchtime, I felt my left calf getting a […]

Let’s Be Having You, Mr Achilles

Posted: 20th May 2015 by mockjogger in Medical
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I’ve been good, really good. Not a single running stride for three weeks. My cunning don’t be a dick algorithm has been hard-wired into my brain, helping me resist any urge to get out there and just see how things go. A week ago yesterday, my Achilles achieved “no obvious discomfort” status, and I advanced along […]

After a few days of professional-grade denial, I’ve decided to come clean with myself and admit I have a sore Achilles’ tendon. This is something of a setback to the reboot, but it is what it is, and now that I’ve come to terms with it I can start working the problem. It first surfaced […]

Let’s take stock. My last run was about 3 months ago. The sun was shining, and my only dilemma was which pair of shorts to wear. In the meantime, the only part of marathon training I have been able to keep up with is calorie intake. It’s not all bad news. I joined the new […]

An Enforced Sabbatical

Posted: 11th December 2014 by mockjogger in Medical
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OK, so where were we? Ah yes, I remember. The Great North Run. Sunshine, blue skies and a calf strain. I was happy just to get around. I looked forward to the next race. Then I was tag teamed by two completely unconnected occurrences and stopped running. And blogging. And twitter. Firstly, the company I […]

The Great North Run is not a beautiful race. There are many other races which have better scenery, more attractive vistas and more variety. The Great North Run is all about the occasion, the atmosphere, the scale and the support, and on that score, nobody does it better. I entered this race way back at […]

You don’t run with an injury. You don’t try out a new piece of kit or clothing in a race. You can’t “wing it” in a half marathon, the running gods will turn on you. I know these things. Everyone knows these things. Probably I will be doing all of them on Sunday. Recently, training […]

Not so much thrilla in Devilla, more pain in the rain. Inevitably, having carried me through the first part of marathon training with no problems, my right hamstring muscle chose to go south just before my first race for 3.5 months. So, after self-prescribed regime of rest, stretch and foam roll, I got up on […]

An early entrant in my race calendar, the Great Scottish Run was a race I had been looking forward to for a long time. 12,000 people, a city route, crowds yelling support and live TV coverage capturing the whole thing. That, and I was lining up alongside Haile Gebrselassie. It was going to be like […]