Wednesday, December 14, 2011

More knee troubles unfortunately, very frustrating.  Should be about 5 weeks into training now but have only been out for a handful of runs..  Keeping fit by cycling and swimming so hopefully will get straight back into it when the time is right..

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

London Feilds Lido

London Fields Lido was stunning this morning in the sunshine.  Rapidly becoming my favourite place in London, despite almost swallowing a couple of leaves.  The cycle ride past Victoria Park and along the Regents Canal to get there is rather nice also.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Official bloater

I am a porker (BMI over 25) according to the strange triffid like machine at work. More training obviously needed so went to the gym.. just a short 5km on the treadmill - and the knee still feels fine, well chuffed, will start to ramp up the mileage soon... Havent drunk since Sunday and no junk food of any description, unsurprisingly I feel very well indeed!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

London Marathon 2012

Ok, so I'm going to turn this into a running blog for a few months. A sudden return to running 3 years ago after about a 20 year break has ended up getting more and more serious. After some encouraging results this summer it seemed like there wasn't going to be a better time to try and run 26.2 miles.

Never thought I'd ever try a marathon so it seems a bit strange to be signed up for London next year. Training has been great over the summer but just recently took a big turn for the worse as I idiotically did this run: then played football the next day for the Accies. Lo and behold I've done something painful to my knee (hobbling around on and off for about 3 weeks, but its been feeling better recently). Physio reckons it might be fine - though theres a possibility its a cartilage tear. Either way I think Im going to press on - I was lucky to get a place and I think the Physio thinks that even with a bit of rehab i'll still be able to do it.. Since then Matty Rowbury has challenged Fowler to a marathon showdown (Matty ran for UCL - so I have my work cut out!) GAME ON!!

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