Happily Ever After

Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running

Earlier posts can be found on Adventures of a Lone Bass Player, where this blog began life. Recent entries can be found here.


The Inaction Continues

by Russell Turner - 16:52 on 23 February 2018

Another perfect running day. And no run. Adam, Matchgirl’s physio guru, urged me not to try today, which is frustrating, but he’s the expert. I’m allowed to get out at the weekend, which is filled with band and other activity, so it could be early Monday morning or late Tuesday before I get my first exploratory outing to test the leg.

This means I won’t resume my marathon training programme until Wednesday, when I re-run the first part of Week 8. It also means that not only have I lost my week in hand, but also one of my 16 training weeks. The last one is the easiest of them all – just ticking over until The Big Day – so that will be the one to go.

If I’ve done a 20-mile run and had a couple of easy weeks before the marathon, all should be OK. So I’m told, anyway. We’ll see.

Lack of athletic endeavour meant I was able to complete the latest Chatterbox without any panic. The next bumper 48-page edition should hit the streets by the end of next week.

But today’s best news was that Yes/ARW are playing a couple of warm-up gigs before a big O2 Arena date in June which I’d considered attending but rejected partly because of price but mostly logistics. The warm-ups are in Newcastle and York the following night, and I’ve tickets for both. Matchgirl thinks I’m mad. The stalking of Mr Wakeman continues.

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