Morning all, Not posted for a while due to injury and holidays. The physio is definitely helping my post tibial tendonitis and I'm looking forward (?) to more ultrasound and accupuncture on Monday.
So I went on holiday to Helensburgh in Scotland to see family, a massive party for my 18 year old niece and my 50 year old brother.
Having driven up during the day (7 hours 15 mins) the party was great fun including a vodka luge with vodka coloured with skittles. Needless to say it was a late night (4am).
So when I woke at 10:30 I did what everyone would do pulled on my running clothes and went for a run along the seaside 37 mins for 5.4k and a great hangover cure.
More meals out, copious drinks (I was on holiday) and a trip to "spoons" where the cheapest beer was £1.29 a pint ended in 3 games of pool that took 2 hours due to our inability to pot the balls and crying with laughter along came monday. 6.25K in 41 minutes using run 2 mins, walk 1 min, and my calf was feeling better and I loved the sea air.
Another rest day and a promise to my 15 tear old niece to run with her the following morning. Her stipulation - not too early (10:30), my stipulation not too fast ;-). She has recently switched running clubs to Glasgow Victoria (I think) where they make her run until they all nearly hurl - which she enjoys as her other club didn't push her but I digress. Off we went running up hills, more hills, more hills until I had to get her to stop while my heart rate recovered. This went on for quite some time but the scenery was beautiful and I was just about keeping up with a 15 year old. When she said this is the last uphill stretch I said we should race to the summit. Of course she beat me but only by 15 yards. We then descended through Rhu to the gates of the submarine base. My garmin was telling me we had done 6k which was more than enough but we decided to run back along the seafront. As we got near the house another check said we had done 9.9k so we took a slight detour to clock the 10K. It wasn't fast by my uninjured times 10.48K in 1 hour 14 mins but it was the furthest she had ever run and we both loved it running in the sunshine. It was hot but what a sense of achievement Kara for her distance, me for an unexpected 10k coming back from injury. I drove home that night leaving at 7pm and getting home at 2am.
I have been suffering since as both calfs have acted up but today I went for a slow run walk with Rico and after stretching they feel better.
Good luck to all runners in park runs, and our half and full marathons. Specially good luck to JuicyJu I hope Paris is good to you.
You can see a screenshot of the unexpected 10K and those uphills below
Happy Running all.