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
Resting And Recovering
by Russell Turner - 18:38 on 17 October 2018
Three days on from The Great Festival Of Rain, aka t’ Yorkshire Marathon 2018: the soreness in my leg has moved from the adductor (which seems almost OK) to the IT band I had trouble with while training. Rest and careful movement will restore it to full working order, plus the helping hands of Adam the Physio when I return to Inverness.
But the rain must have affected my head too. Just 72 hours after stumbling across the finish line, aching, soaked and minutes from hypothermia, I keep wondering how much better I could have done in decent conditions and whether I should find out next year…
Matchgirl and I have taken the last few days easy: a farewell lunch with Triathlon Cathy and UltraPaul on Monday; a jaunt into the Dales on Tuesday where Matchgirl bought a new cat (a pewter-looking one to loll by the fireside); and today a hop to Wakefield to catch up with family.
A traffic jam outside Bainbridge on the way back from Hawes. Photo by Matchgirl
Things get tougher after that: a 400-mile drive home tomorrow, where probably we’ll be ignored by cats, then two City Limits wedding gigs at the weekend, which at least will help replenish the coffers. And while my cold is over, Matchgirl’s is just beginning. She doesn’t hate me too much.
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