Posted on: 08 Jan 2014

Hi all,

After reporting on my knee troubles yesterday I took the cautious approach to skip my 15 miler today. This decision wasn't taken without careful consideration. I was looking at my 'Angus Plan' last night with two ice packs on my knees thinking can I afford to miss a big session like this. The answer was 'Yes' as my plan will take me up to 24 miles by the start of March, allowing me a few rest days or weeks leading up to the marathon. My last long run is scheduled for the 19th March which will hopefully be a 25 miler, but having this plan infront of me allows me to reschedule incase I have slight niggles etc.

After reading your comments from yesterdays blog Berlin Bolt suggested that I look into changing my trainers. I didn't even think to get these checked, so today I went down to my local running shop in Peterborough (Advanced Performance) to get my trainers checked & have my gait analysed to see if I needed a new pair. It turns out that my trainers support had worn thin & I was advised to purchase a new pair in preperation for the high milage that i'll be doing.

This could explain why my knees were starting to hurt as I had little or no support left in my trainers. My last pair was brought in June so it was definetly time for some new ones.

I am now the proud owner of a pair of Saucony Omni 12 which is the upgrade from my last pair. You don't realise how much support & cushioning you get from a new pair of trainers until you go out in them.

So thanks to Mr Bolt for his advice i'll hopefully be back into my plan by the weekend & with a bit of luck my Garmin watch will be in the post, so I can get back to being fully focused on my plan, as the great Hollywood would say 'CCCCHHHHAAAAARRRRGGGGGEEEEE'.

I have been given some good news on my fundraising as two local supermarkets have kindly replied to my letters saying that I can set up a stand in their entrance to collect for Children with Cancer. I'm hopeful of raising a good amount as the charity have given me some wristbands & keyrings for small donations. I'll keep you updated.

Take care guys.

Tell us your story

Inspire and be inspired by sharing your health or fitness journey. Your blog will provide you with a permanent record of your progress, with the added bonus of motivation and encouragement from our members along the way.

* Manage my blogs