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Jul. 6th, 2011 08:52 pm
So far, so good. No knee fallout. A second run this week today, same as Monday (different route, but same timing). I do need to remember to stretch out afterwards though, my quads have been complaining.
Gave in, gave up. Need to move and didn't much fancy fighting the crowds at the pool so have decided to ignore my knee and medical advice. First run since the too-close encounter with a sleeping policeman went better than I had expected (1 min run/1.5 min walk x 8).

I await the consequences tomorrow, although I haven't had a major knee blow-up for about six weeks now …

Huh.

Feb. 5th, 2011 10:45 pm
Reading previous posts ... I ran on Monday?  Really?  Huh.  This has been an odd week.  I could have sworn I hadn't run since Friday.  The Garmin says the last run was Monday was well.  I'm not as far off the wagon as I thought, then - and makes the sustained run/pace less admirable ;)  

I'm still going to repeat this week's run/pace workout plan, rather than moving on.  Particularly as I don't think I should stress the ankle until it's been seen by someone who has more of a clue whether I'm damaging it than I do.

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Feb. 5th, 2011 10:34 pm
 Fell of the running wagon a little, and haven't run for a week; it felt like it, as well.  Nevertheless, went out and managed to get around - derailed for a minute or so by an unexpected long flight of stairs (it's a long time since I've been to that park!) which didn't help at all. 

Left knee niggled on a downhill, enough to throw my gait off, so that needs watching.  Right ankle has an odd swollen line across the inside, along the line of a ligament - but it doesn't really feel sprained.  The ankle's been a little weird for at least a week, as it was rubbed raw at the point where the swelling line now crosses - rubbed raw by a broken-in but not battered pair of walking shoes which are normally pretty comfortable.  I wonder whether I've done something peculiar to the ligament; the ankle certainly doesn't feel sprained, just a bit battered.  Maybe just overuse - so I'm going to take myself off to the doctor at some point this week, just to check that running isn't a wholly silly idea.  

The trip to Mordor may continue by swimming for the next few days.

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Jan. 31st, 2011 08:00 pm
 Another day, another few miles.  At least I'm getting somewhere; in the grand re-reading, the motley crew are stuck in the Council of Elrond.  A couple of days off, to accommodate travels and visits, proves to have been rather a good thing, as I was feeling rather good whilst running (not gasping and wheezing) and ran up a couple of hills (see previous brackets).

I am re-reading the Tome, in an effort to figure out where I am in the running and ... you know, it's really rather boring <waits for lightning to strike, then peers out cautiously>.  Endless then-this-then-that-then-long-fancy-name-then-weirdo-character.  Repeat.  Rinse.  Repeat again. Struggling to spot any character development.  It's all a bit unicorns against dark swirling clouds of stars, really.  Is this heresy?  I did read it as a teenager - I think it's about 20 years since I last re-read it - and I don't recall thinking it was all that marvellous then.  The years have not improved my opinion of it. 

Will plough on, if only to see whether I can find whatever groove others do in it.

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Jan. 28th, 2011 01:49 pm
No, I haven't run 5 miles today - I'm just not posting every day.  I've run today, and I ran yesterday - 2.5ish miles each day.  Am now a little pissed off with my Garmin, having realised that it's accuracy is way off at times.  It seems to have got today's run more or less right, which means the really good run I thought I did the other day ... wasn't.  It wasn't bad either, just not as good as it seemed at the time.  Never mind, progress is being made.

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Jan. 25th, 2011 11:01 pm
I've decided that this whole running lark needs some focus - and I'm not ready for races yet.  So, shamelessly taking the idea from [livejournal.com profile] truepenny I've decided that I'm running (well, jogging right now) to Mordor, and started on January 1st this year (yes, yes, I re-started the whole running lark in October, but 1st January seemed like a better point to start from.  And I want to see the scenery as I go past).  The route I'm taking is www.ooblick.com/text/tomordor/.

Today's run took me to 27 miles this year (yay, I've run a marathon this month!), so I'm well out of Hobbiton past The Water and Bywater and now on the East Road towards Frogmorton with about 30 miles to go.

Believe me, Frodo will get there a lot faster than I will. 

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