Lyrics - I was working in the lab late one night,
Predictable lyrics I'm afraid:-)
Great news emzap. I'm sure all that walking will have helped. I'm a great believer in walking when you can't/as a supplement to running.
chamolk - you'd be surprised what you can adjust to. When I first started out running marathons I'd break if I tried to run more than about 35 miles a week whereas I can now comfortably string together several 100 mile weeks. Building up slowly, staying consistent and listening to your body are the keys - and no speed work for me. I also find that more maintenance is required, not just the foam roller etc but in hard training I feel I really benefit from a good sports massage every four weeks. Mind you finding the time as a GP and father of three could be your biggest challenge though I'm a great believer that we make the time for things we want to do. Have you decided on a spring marathon?
Can't believe it's the last day of October already though I will be pleased when this year is over. Though there's no guarantee that next year will be better I really hope it can't be as bad as this one has been. Shouldn't wish my life away I know (especially at my age!). I'm feeling guilty about not making it to the gym this week but it's going to be stressful to fit it in now and I don't want to tweak anything before travelling so I'm trying to get my head round it and let myself off the hook.
What: short and easy
Why: still technically recovering
Last hard: not being OCD about the gym
Last rest: 26/10
If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.