I went to see Neil at Platinum physio in Coxhoe and I finally have a proper diagnose for my poorly leg - a tight ITB band. Which is what I originally thought. Anyway lots of foam rolling and to continuing running. So I went along to my first GNR training run. We did a mile warm up and then ran hard for 5 mins and jogged for 3 mins 3 times. I couldn't quite manage going as hard as I wanted too but managed to run all of it. Which is the main thing! 4.32 miles completed :).
I went spinning for half an hour and ended up sweating like a pig. After a pealing off my sweaty top (I'm sorry but I've never sweated so much) and a shower I went and did 22 lengths in the swimming pool.
The Blaydon Race. As a Newcastle United fan this was a race that I would have crawled around if I had too. I went along with my dream of getting a sub 55min time out the window and just went for the t-shirt. Which is the best decision I've made. I loved every step of the 5.6 mile race. The first 2 miles I was flying - going fast than my best race pace and then came the 3 mile mark and my groin just decided to give up. I added 1 min onto my pace (slowing myself down) knock the time off my watch so I couldn't see when time I was on for and decided to take care of myself. I managed to finish the race in 55min and 48 secs. Which is way quicker than I thought. So I was pretty chuffed with that.
I went along and helped my lovely friends out with the second week of Couch to 5k programme that is going on in Durham and really enjoyed it. It was run 3 mins and walk for 3 mins 5 times over.
Sunday morning is no longer my lie in time. I went along to Spinning and TRX at my gym. Really enjoyed it. Just a shame I'm away the next few weekends.
If you're taking part in the Great North Run I'd love to hear how your training is going.
My Week In Training #14 - Great North Run