Week four of training has been quiet, too damned quiet, Carruthers, becaase my knee osteoarthritis has flared up. I think this is a consequence of overdoing it at Crowborough. The next day it was swollen and painful, with lots of lovely crepitus. I swam on Tuesday, reasoning that this could do no harm, though kicking off on the turns hurt. But I have not run all week, and the pain comes and goes. I may try something on Wednesday morning, by which time it will be ten days since Crowborough.
I'm not too discouraged, though the pain is a bore. In a sixteen week training programme, it's possible to lose a week or two to injury or illness. The important think is to take it slowly.
In other news, I was able to help with the Seaford Striders Mince Pie Ten Mile, by doing the results. From the race start, about ten minutes into the race, I looked out to the rear of the leisure centre towards the Peacehaven Centenary Park; in crips sunshine I saw a long line of brightly-clothed runners, a beautiful sight.
Total mileage this week: 0 miles
84 days till the Brighton Half.
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