After accepting the challenge to do the Great North Run for charity, sometime in the spring, I have spent the last seven months in training.
I've gone from the "I know I should run today, but (insert excuse)" stage to the "I'm really looking forward to todays run" stage, putting in about 20 - 25 miles per week.
I am enjoying it immensely and really seeing the benefits, but now I have the occupational hazard of us all..... An injury.
Following a five mile race, with an energetic circuit training session two days later I woke up with knee pain which has since been diagnosed as (minor) knee ligament damage.
Two weeks rest and a course of tablets and I thought I'd venture a quick treadmill and bike session. Problem is,it's not much better and the frustration is....... well I guess most of you know what the frustration's like.
The point of this rambling is that I'm worried, a. that i'm going to be struggling in the GNR and; b. all the hard work so far will have been for nothing.