After the Ultra

After the Ultra

After a day off from running on Monday I was back into it this morning with a recovery run. My legs were still sore from the weekend, though much better than they were yesterday. My right knee – painful yesterday, especially so climbing and descending the stairs...
Tired and Sore

Tired and Sore

OK, I’ll admit it: my post-race activities weren’t necessarily the ideal choice for an ultrarunner. To begin with, only a few hours after finishing I was meant to be squeezed into a train and shooting myself towards Paris, and then on to London to spend a...
Easy Does It

Easy Does It

I’ve taken a couple of days off from running after injuring my calf on Wednesday morning. This morning I was back into things and just in time for a busy day with about as much as you could pack into it packed into it. As you’ll recall, on Tuesday I had got little...
Keep Moving

Keep Moving

So I was meant to run for an hour yesterday but, as I wrote, my left calf was giving me trouble from a little past the first kilometer. I tried to walk it off but that didn’t work, so I walked the last couple of kilometers of the three or so that I managed and...
Damn Left Calf

Damn Left Calf

I set out this morning on what I hoped to be a one hour run. I ended up home again in under half an hour nursing a sore calf. This is exactly where I didn’t want to be. I have had a ‘niggle’ in my left calf for a while now and it comes and goes....