I said last night that I was really looking forward to having a blast around my local resevoir just to see how things were going. Well, I have learned that I am stupid and don’t learn from my mistakes.
Mistake 1 – All my runs have been very steady at the start and then sped up as I have been able to. I set off fast from the outset this morning.
Mistake 2 – I took my watch. I looked at it near the end and tried to get under 17 minutes. This meant that I pushed it far too hard at the finish and lost good form completely.
Mistake 3 – I knew that I had lost form but was going for the time and didn’t ease off.
3 strides to go and I felt a big twinge in the belly of my right calf.
I stopped and the damage isn’t serious, but what a fool!
Things have been going so well that I have started to take it for granted. I wasn’t running tomorrow and I will go out and run barefoot a little on Saturday to assess how it is.
- Set off slow, then run steadily before getting up to speed.
- Stop looking at my watch, concentrate on form, the speed will come.
- Start being grateful that I am running again and stop taking it for granted.
It will be interesting to see if running properly means that my calf doesn’t affect how I go on Saturday.