Muscle Memory.

It is said that muscles remember. Muscles can ‘perform without conscious effort’. But remember what? I would pay good money to see a performance although if there was no conscious effort I’d maybe be asking for a full refund.

Tonight was awful. Full refund please. Terrible reviews. It’s only been a week since my last run! It’s bad to run with a cold, so I’m told relentlessly. So be patient. Wait. Yeah and a week later my sinuses decide that now would be the best time to play up and take the leading role.

10k. My starting back run has progressed from 5 to 10k. It’s a marathon I’m training for not a 5k Parkrun.

Double figures. An almost tropical Edinburgh evening .As soon as the run started it was noticeably warmer and lighter than recent weeks (months). Instantly I felt as though I was overheating. It was one of those runs where everybody was in the way. Dogs being walked by careless owners where the person goes one way, the dog the other. Remember the lead people!!! Other runners. Seriously couldn’t get over a pack of runners stretching and chatting at a crossing with not one moving to create space for passers by. I actually had to stop running and step over a leg. What has happened to modern society where nobody moves for others or even notice others are there? Like when people come out of shops straight into your path then stop to answer their mobile phone making you have to swerve.

This run felt like a marathon. It was never-ending and slow. My muscles didn’t hurt and it wasn’t my legs holding me back so perhaps their is some truth in muscle memory however, people were turning to see where the heavy breathing and heavy footsteps were coming from. Feeling nauseous meant cutting the run short. Not common practice. Stopping without achieving the intended distance feels insubstantial, disappointing and frustrating.

Distance 7.6 km;  Time 42:45;  Pace 5:37 min/km;  Calories 393


About klayire

In 2012 I completed my first ever marathon and raised £1843.96 for Alzheimer Scotland (Action on Dementia). Unfortunately I gained an injury. Initially thought to be IT Band I carried on running only to develop further injuries. By the time I crawled through the door of a private physio I had squint and twisted hips (this surely halves my marathon time as I clearly did double the distance with my snake hips!) , achilles tendonitis and shin splints. I was told there would be NO running for at least 5 months. The good news...back to running after 4 months; the not so good I'm straightened out further issues are appearing. But with the promise of being fixable I'm determined to get back to full fitness and run an ultramarathon. Yes Mr Physio, "with that knee!" I did however promise not to do this next week but have this as a future goal as he realised that..."you mean it don't you!" May 2011 Position: 5065. Time: Full marathon: 4 hours 15 mins 07 secs; 10k: 54 mins 06 secs; Half marathon: 1 hour 54 mins 44 secs; 30k – 2 hours 45 mins 30 secs.
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