|Honestly, that photo hasn't really been staged ;-)|
In the two weeks following the injury I've completed the Roding Valley half-marathon (probably a bit too soon after injury) and finished in a respectable 1 hour 56 minutes - especially pleasing as I said to myself that if I had not made it to the finish line that day, I would have pulled out of the London Marathon. The following weekend I ran my longest distance to date, a cold and tough 15 miles on the roads through Epping Forest, all injury free with just a few stiff and aching joints the following day.
The next couple of weeks are crucial and will be equally as tough with an 18 mile run planned this Sunday and 20 miles the following Sunday both vitally important in terms of fitness and race preparation. Then hopefully things should start to get a little easier as I enter the last couple of weeks and the tapering stage of my training with the hard road miles behind me, I will start to reduce the amount of miles I run each week until the big day...I can't wait - I must be mad!
I'm still some way off my target of raising £1400 for the Family Holiday Association a great charity who do some amazing work with less fortunate children and their families, so if you could make a donation through my fundraising page click here please! I and the charity will be ever so grateful.