If I believed in fate I might think that I had tempted it by blogging about my marathon training a few weeks ago.
At that point I had done three months of incident free, quality training. Never before had I strung so many weeks of good effort together without being interrupted by illness or injury. Confidence was high.
But that very week I developed an ankle problem that meant I couldn’t train for a few days. And then, two weeks ago, a few days after I had started running again I developed acute pain in my lower back and could barely walk, let along run (probably as a result of compensating for my ankle) and I thought the marathon was off. But I then went to see a physio last week, who helped considerably – a butt muscle that’s in spasm apparently. (If you are in the Poole/Bournemouth area and need a physio I would recommend BWT).
I thought I was back up to 60:40 for running the marathon, but this week have gone down with a bug which has left me completely washed out and useless, and because I’ve spent the last 36 hours lying in bed my back/leg has got worse again.
So it’s off. No way I’m going to be up to speed for Sunday.
If you have already sponsored me I am very sorry to let the side down.
All rather embarrassing really…