THE JOYS OF THE KNEE
The lovely knee is still hurting at times but NOT when I’m training, only at random times which is probably more annoying than if it was an actual injury. I’ve only been running 2-3 miles a few times a week to make sure that I don’t cause any more damage (if there is any already). Going to try and see a physiotherapist this coming week and if that fails and there is still some pain I will go to the doctors. Still taking anti-inflammatories and icing when it’s hurting.
NEXT 6 WEEK PLAN
The plan is to slowly build the miles up and run on alternative days to give a break between sessions. From next week I’m going to try and add a longer run each week between 4 to 5 miles. I will keep with this plan until December. Once the amazing month of December arrives (CHISTMASSSS), I’m going to increase the amount of days I’m running while slowly increasing the amount of miles I’m running. I’ll do 3 to 4 miles most days with a 6 to 7 mile run for the first 2 weeks then a 8 to 9 mile run the last 2 weeks of December. I will see how everything goes at this point and re-assess my training plan from there.
2020 RACE PLAN SO FAR
Although my knee hasn’t been in the best condition, it hasn’t stopped me from signed up to some new races for next year (oops). Other than the 3 ultra-marathons I’ve already signed up to, I’ve added some 10K races to the mix. After my 100 miles I’m going to do smaller races like the 5K and 10K to ease off a little bit.
BRECON TO CARDIFF – 44 MILES – 9TH FEBRUARY
VALE ULTRA MARATHON – 32 MILES – 28TH MARCH
CARDIFF BAY 10K – 29TH MARCH
NEWPORT 10K – 19TH APRIL
DRAGON 100 – 100 MILES – 2 & 3RD MAY
PORTHCAWL 10K – 5TH JULY
BARRY ISLAND 10K – 2ND AUGUST
NEXT UPDATE WILL BE UP ON 22ND DECEMBER!