11 August 2013
I havent run long in some time as some of you know. The whole plantar fascitiis thing kind of messed me up for a few months but it seems to be under control. *she says while rolling her foot over an iced bottle*
Seriously though, I have received ' professional' treatment and am happy to say that I had my first long run in some time today.
Breaking the 15km barrier for me is mentally crucial as I have a race at the end of the month and prior to today I had not logged more than 10kms on a single run. The race is 16km and it is 'multi-surfaced' in that it is a combination of road/beach/mountain so it is going to be killer.
While I am happy to have run long today I am still well aware that my fitness is nowhere near what I would like as those 15k were run ON THE ROAD and as all runners know....that is a doddle compared to trail.
Now that Faith is more settled and we have a strong routine in place I am going to take 90mins a week and head into Silvermine to get trail-fit again. It would be very easy to convert to being a 'roadie' but I so miss my mountains and the serenity of being in nature as oppose to fighting the traffic. No contest really.