For the first time during my training I didn’t feel like getting out of bed this morning. It was a murky day outside and I wasn’t feeling the love. But with just a few weeks to go before the big day I didn’t really have much choice in the matter. So it was up, a quick bowl of porridge and banana, a dog walk and off I did trot.
It was the same route as previously, but with an added couple of miles taking me through Knowle and Catherine de Barnes. This one hurt from about mile 10 but good marathon training I reckon. On several occasions I really could have stopped and walked. Nobody would have seen me (except Strava of course). But I found some determination I didn’t know I had and got round in 3 hours 19 minutes at a 9.57mm pace.
The sides of my knees (IT band I think) are very painful but I’m hoping its just general aches and pains rather than an injury. But it has made me question whether I want to go to 22 miles. I don’t want to run the risk of injury and I’m pretty close to marathon distance – something to consider during the week.