Thanks for reading my blog. You should definitely do the Gateway to 8k programme. I don't use the podcasts, I just listen to my own choice of music. It was quite nice to have the walking intervals back. Gives you that little bit of time to just breathe, take a drink & focus again.
Hey, you are more than welcome. Just let me know how it goes and if you decide to come. We will definitely have to meet up. I get so excited about meeting my SP friends.
I hope the rehab works out for you. I was also a victim of loving running so much I skipped ST. I am forcing myself back into the habit though. Like you said strengthening the muscles around the knee are important.
I can understand the stress of a funky knee. My knee had me sidelined most of May. I hope you feel better soon. Be sure to take it easy when you start back. Ice and rest atleast 2 days (instead of 1 day) between each run. That's what I did. Also, slow down. Even if you feel like you are just above a walk, it does not matter. Let your knee get use to the ideal of running again. I have also been cross training on a stationary bike to help strengthen all the muscles. I don't know if it's making that big of a difference but I have been going pretty strong with less pain. Good Luck
And it would be wonderful if you came down to Richmond. You have plenty of time to train for the 10k. Especially since you have already done a 5k.
I am here to help if you need anything. We could even share my room if you want. 2256 days ago