Things have sort of ground to a bit of a halt recently. I have got up to 10km and can do that reasonably comfortably. Sure it is tough, and it hurts like hell towards the end, but I recover quickly and when I set off I ‘know’ I can do it.
The problem still seems to be my calves and feet. Maybe it is partly due to the fact that I am sitting down at the computer a lot (like 8 – 10 hours a day at times) but my feet are swelling up, and my calves have a pretty much permanent ache. Funny thing is when I am running they feel fine and when I get back from running my feet are back to normal. Same is true with my feet when I lie on the sofa with my feet up.
I am not sure what is causing this or what is the best thing to do about it? I think I am going to take a few more days off running to give my legs a chance to recover from any muscle fatigue as that could be part of it, and then I am going to go for a few bike rides before I start running again. I need to spend less time at my desk I guess, or as I am now, type away with my feet up – the benefit of a wireless keyboard and a big computer screen!!
I also want to keep a close eye on my diet. I have tended to eat more bread and ‘crunch’ bars recently, so am going to cut back on the bread and cut out the crunch bars. Alcohol is a no no for at least a couple of weeks as well.
More water needs to be consumed and I am going to try and eat a couple of bananas a day, despite the fact that I don’t like them.
Hopefully this will sort itself out soon, otherwise it is going to be a uncomfortable 6 weeks until I get the run over with!!!