While the weather has been largely appalling for the last few days, the forecast shows a window of opportunity (partly sunny, no real wind) at the time I was planning my first ‘long’ run of 2012 (and my late start to training for Paris in April – thanks tight left calf). Inevitably, this means I will end up ploughing directly into rain, sleet, snow, hail, gale force winds, cyclones, tornadoes, tsunamis, and the apocalypse. Obviously, enthusiasm is already oozing from my pores.
The good news about tomorrow’s ‘long’ run is that at this stage, long equals ten miles. Part of me wants to do more, but the part of me that remembers the crippling pain in my lower leg that plagued since before Loch Ness does not. In a way, ten miles seems like a decent test for my left calf, and it has been foam rolled, stretched and massaged to within an inch of its life. My sports massage therapist gave it a pretty severe pummelling on Thursday, and I’m back next Friday to assess the damage after the weekend.
Side note: He also told me that my anterior tibialis was the “best” he’s seen in his life, because it was so defined. I had to ask him what the hell that was, unfortunately knowing that is was not the term for ‘ass’, and he pointed it out. For those not in the know, here is part of a leg:
Tonight – another date with my foam roller, and peppered rump steak with fried mushrooms. I am looking forward to one of these things more than the other. I’ll give you one guess.
In other news, I have started a facebook page if any of you fine people care to have my soothing words of wisdom infiltrate your life on a more regular basis. You can go here for that. And finally, a photo taken right before the finish of the Lumphanan Detox 10k a couple of weeks go. Please note, BOTH of my feet are off of the ground!
I hope everyone has eased back into their workout routines after a bit of festive indulgence/laziness!