The Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 training : Week 9

Week 9 and I need to rest my right knee…

This week’s blog is brought to you by God, because even He took a day to rest.

On second thought, let's not rest - it is a silly idea !!!

On second thought, let’s not rest – it is a silly idea !!!

Monday 02 March 2015

So, this is pretty much a disaster.  I cannot run on my right knee so I am going to rest it for this week to see if that helps.  I do need to get it looked at, but, unfortunately, that is not going to happen until much later on this month.

Tuesday 03 March 2015


Wednesday 04 March 2015

There would still be no running today, although once again I ended up walking Debbie to and from her rehearsal, which was a mile and a quarter each way for me, four times.  So that was a nice stretch for the legs, as well as being a nice walk with her, although I still felt an ache in the knee.

  1. Walk (St Albans) – 5 miles

Thursday 05 March 2015


Friday 06 March 2015


Saturday 07 March 2015

I am not very good at resting.  I decided that a 40 minute easy run would be interesting to see how my knee was feeling after the rest of this week.  The answer was that each mile got a minute slower until I finished up coming to a slow halt.  Which was not good news.

  1. Run (St Albans) – 3.7 miles – 40 minutes 04 seconds

Sunday 08 March 2015

Debbie was doing a run towards her half-marathon later this month, and I decided to join her while wearing a knee support, because my run yesterday had, obviously, not shown me anything.  I kept with Debbie for just over 3 miles but as she continued on to a turn around point I stopped, stretched out the knee, then ran some hill repeats until she came back.  I rejoined her and made it back to the park, where she ran laps of the lake while I made my way to the other side of the lake, and then we made the way home, with a brief toilet stop at the gym.  My knee had pretty much seized up by the time I got back.  This run had not been my most clever idea ever.

  1. Run (St Albans) – 8 miles – 1 hour 54 minutes 26 seconds

Positives from this week – I am honestly struggling to find any.

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