I ran to the office this morning from the station after taking another rest day yesterday. I have some odd pains in the lower half of my left leg – they were there on the 10km the other day as well – but they don’t seem to be going with rest unlike other niggles which is slightly worrying with the first race only a few days away. It feels almost as if the muscle below the calf is about to “Blow up!” So I think there will be little or no training for the rest of the week while I rest it and see how it works at the race on Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon.
As long as it is better for Blenheim and I can get some more training in before then I will be happy – not too worried about this weekend if I do badly – but Blenheim was always the “A” race and I’d like to be fit and healthy for that.
I am also conscious of the lack of cycling I have been doing – I need to make a concerted effort next week to get on the turbo trainer and do some more hills. It was on the training schedule this week – but once again that has been blown out of the water. You can see why people hire a coach now in order to keep them on the straight and narrow – I seem to be wandering aimlessly at the moment.
Anyway – rest is the order of the day I think for the leg…..