13 / 18 Mile Failure

15 11 2008

Headed out with J for my long run, had a nice slow first 7 miles with her, then popped home for loo break and food before heading out again.

It was quite hard motivating myself out of the house… ran through the estate, towards Newport Pagnell town centre and then out Marsh End Road and up Tongwell Lane. Everything fine and on track I came up the side of Tongwell Lake then headed towards Willen.

When I got to Willen the ongoing work to the pavillion and bogged football pitch meant I ended up heading up the footpath towards Willen shops before getting to the lake by the Pagoda car park. Still no problems.

I started around the North Lake, admiring the Buddhist Temple and Peace Pagoda as I past. I started getting close to the Willen Hospice when I noticed a sharp pain in my knee. Well, that happens sometimes, so I carried on a bit further and shooting pain again, then again… then every 3rd step… then everytime I bore weight. Then I hit temptation to run through it, to stop wimping out and get on with it. I sat on a bench and considered what to do, then openned my phone and rang J to pick me up.

I managed to hobble to my pick up point, each step painful where my knee had swollen… luckily I think it is ok.

Not posting my splits today 😦




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