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Day 61: Apparently it will be alright

Went to see the physio today, I couldn’t get to see my usual physio at late notice so I took an appointment with another one at the same practice. Turns out its one of the ladies that I do BMF (British Military Fitness) with which was a bit of a coincidence. Not that I have been since I started this challenge. Anyhoo, I have good old fashioned strain in pretty much a kerzillion points throughout my calf and have a few more sessions booked in. Got to continue with the stretching etc and have to use the foam roller EVERY day, I hate that thing. The prognosis is positive though.

The run today was alright to start but gradually progressed to pretty crap. Hobbling around again tonight, might need some 1095er support.

Day 61
Miles 3.03
Miles so far 199.94
Miles to go 895.06
Trainers Asics Pain

Day 25: The legs of another man

My mind and body are loving the challenge, I am full of energy and it feels like at the end of my run I am just getting into it and want to go on for much longer. My legs ain’t having any of it and it’s really frustrating, it’s like they aren’t mine or at least have a mind of their own at the moment. They are complaining quite a lot. If I didn’t need them so much I would tell them to get lost. Think I will just give them a stern talking to for now and hopefully they will buck their ideas up.

Day 25
Miles 3
Miles so far 83.6
Miles to go 1011.4
Trainers Asics GT2000
Legs Disowned

Day 200 – That’s a nice round number ;-)

The doc says sprained shoulder, limited range of movement. Great. They’ve given me crazy strong anti-inflammatory pills. Fingers crossed by Sunday they’re doing a good job. Today they’re not. Pain started within a few yards and although it’s not as insanely bad as yesterday (though not far off), it’s a significant distraction from running. And it really hurts!

I received a lovely email today from a friend. I hope she doesn’t mind being quoted…

“I hear you have had a very difficult couple of weeks. I’m so sorry to hear about your nan, that is really sad news. I hope you are ok. A week including a funeral, car accident and a marathon is quite a week. I hope it goes really well at the marathon on Sunday for you.”

Thank you 😉

So, today is day 200. That’s way more than half way isn’t it?!?! Well it sounds like it!

I’m also over 160 miles ahead of the minimum target. Having to make up 305 miles over the year to hit 1500 is still going to be a challenge though. I’m over half way and still have 144 miles to pick up somewhere. That’s an average of nearly a mile a day for the remaining days!

Tomorrow we travel to Brighton, to spend the weekend there and fit a marathon into the middle. I’m really looking forward to it and just hoping this blooming shoulder injury isn’t going to completely destroy the day!

I think I’m going to head down early tomorrow and catch some of the marathon expo at the Brighton centre. I’ll try and catch up with Steve Cram if possible. We still have a run to do! 😉

I’ll be wearing the 1095miles.com t-shirt on the day, as will Damian. Say hi if you spot either of us, we don’t bite. I’m 1566 and Damian is 800. There’s an iPhone app to track the Brighton marathon and runners you select available HERE for those of you who have one.

Enjoy the run if you’re doing it and best of luck. It’s going to be HOT!

Blogging may be brief and unreliable for the weekend, depending on how much internet time I can get over the next few days.

Wish me luck….!


Today’s shoes: Newish Kayano 17′s
Miles today: 3.12
Target: 600
Miles to date: 761.43
“Runners like to train 100 miles per week because it’s a round number. But I think 88 is a lot rounder.”
– Don Kardong