Couldn't wait any longer. After 4days enforced rest due to dodgy ancient knees and asthma flare up, I woke up this morning determined to run come what may (never a good idea!)
The asthma is much better thanks to lots of rain clearing the tree pollen that is my undoing every year and the ancient knees felt just about ok, so off I went, tubigripped within an inch of my life. And it was lovely! I felt wonderful, a bit ragged and quite anxious because I'd had so many rest days, but basically I felt wonderful, right up to the point when Laura said I had 5minutes to go and then....... pain in left ancient knee, the one that's normally the better of the two. Should I stop or should I plough on? Being an idiot I carried on, on the grounds that I was at least 10 minutes from home and walking would hurt just as much as running!! So here I am, sitting with my poor knee iced and elevated and looking at yet more enforced rest days.
On the plus side I did do 4.2k in 30min and I did have a wonderful run for the first 25minutes, so AncientMum or IdiotMum? You decide. Happy, injury-free running folks x