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by Val Baxter

May 24, 2014

The Long Road to Recovery

Ya know people said that marathons take it out of you and take ages to get over, but I never thought it would take this long!!! It is about 5 weeks now since that beautiful day mid April when I had a stroll round our capital city.

I have managed a few training sessions but only in as much as I have done a few steady runs, I am still not up to training hard again. I have had one decent parkrun, I had enjoyed it, but I was a mess the next day. So a good massage to sort out my IT band and hips, and I am feeling so much better. Then after a couple of runs, I am still having trouble so I get my adductors sorted. I have looked at these on line and tight adductors can throw the knee out of alignment, and then cause problems in the hip, and guess what, that is where I am having my problems now.

Blaydon races are closing in and I need to have some sort of idea where I am with fitness so thought I would give the Clive Cookson a try see what I was like over 10k. I met Val at the start of the race and Mark the newest member of the club also, and a whole host of people I recognise, Vicky Thomson, Geoff Robinson, Ronnie Eilles, my neighbours, (live 2 doors away but run for Tyne Bridge….. Not sure how that happened) so really, I wasn’t alone. Even Adrian came through to watch. Val, Mark and I started at the back and my plan was to gradually work through the field and pass as many people as I could without any of them getting me back, and I achieved that. Another plus was that I managed to match a time I had done before the marathon. The negative was that the next day, hip trouble, and didn’t manage the first rep at the club. Well done to Mark for his run, nice to see a new member at the club, but especially one who wants to compete, and also well done Val on a big PB!!!

Anyway, at least I have managed a race now, and have a prediction for the Blaydon in 2 1/2 weeks time. I predict pain on the night, and likely I won’t be running the rest of the week.

After what I have experienced since ‘the London’ I cannot understand why anyone would want to run a marathon, yet inexplicably I want to go back and do it again next year. Strange that isn’t it!!!

Previous entries can be seen in Brian’s Blogspot.

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