My first half marathon is looming, and i am so nervous.... my knee has been playing up (on and off) for 3-4 months. after 3 weeks with no running, i am now back to running approx 3 miles a couple of times a week and i know i need to do more mileage and frequently before the big day. however, i have started having pains at side of my knee again and am scared it's gonna hold me up or put me off.
seriously, i want to take part still and have no plans to opt out. as long as i complete, i don't care, run, walk, stagger, crawl... i will do it. I have someone running with me who has completed a half previously in around 2h 40 min... i will probably take twice that!!! but its all about taking part and getting past that mental block about it all. i find the first 20 mins running the worst as my body struggles with the breathing and my legs start to ache. But after that, it eases slightly. last night, i trained on the treadmill and then did 10 mins on rowing machine and 10 mins on exercise bike to warm down. then my knee pain started and this morning i am walking a bit like an old woman (i already am if you count 40 as beign old!!)
so guys, any tips? and is there anyone out there taking part in the Leicester Half on Sunday October 26th?
need some motivation to keep training folks!!! will keep you posted