Runner’s Knee

I hit my first major hurdle this week. After having a relatively normal week of training, I found myself unable to complete my 24k long run on Sunday.

My knee started to twinge quite badly, sending shooting pain up my leg as I was running. I had to cut the run short, and ask Emily to come and collect me in the car. Not great just 2 weeks before my half marathon.

Running the Hillingdon Trail

This video was delayed by a couple of weeks because I went to Budapest, which got in the way of editing somewhat. But it didn’t get in the way of running as you’ll see in next week’s video.

For now you have to catch up on Week 5 of my marathon training when I do my longest run yet at 27km. Week 5 was a full week of marathon training: two 8.5km runs during the week, a climbing session, an outdoor gym session and a 27km long run at the weekend.

I’m getting in those miles for the marathon…

Running in Southwold

Hello! Week three video is finally done, it’s been a very busy week and I had a lot of footage from my trip to Southwold that I wanted to edit into a good video for week three of my Marathon training — so it took a bit longer to get this one ready than I had anticipated. But anyway, here it is!

Southwold is a beautiful town on the Suffolk coast with a beautiful harbour, disused railway line and miles of sandy beaches, marshes and meadows. It was a perfect place to run a long marathon training run and go for a cycle ride… even went for a dip in the sea!

During the week I took the running a bit easier than the first two weeks as I could feel my legs were not enjoying all the running as much. I gave my body a couple extra days to recover and it paid off on the weekend run.

Bristol Running Tour

Week two of my marathon training is complete. This week I went for two runs at lunchtime which went really well and felt much better than the run home from work last week. I also did my interval training around an actual running track that I found in a local park.

For the long weekend run I was in Bristol so took the opportunity to run around the harbour and over Clifton Suspension Bridge. It was a great tour of Bristol, but perhaps with a few more hills than I would have liked!

Charles Gray MPhil BEng