Running with an Injury – Runner’s Knee

As you know my knee has been pretty annoying since I battered it through a marathon in mid June. Since then it has been slowly getting better and my lack of running in July really helped. Last night I did my first full 5k in a time of 23:16. This was 16 seconds off my…

South Downs Way – 2 Day Route Plan

I have Monday and Tuesday off next week. Originally we were hoping to go away camping by the coast somewhere but finances and my girlfriend’s work commitments has meant that it isn’t really possible. However, I still have 2 days off so have decided to go for a 2 day solo trip to the south downs….

1 week hiking in the Scottish Highlands

Ok so it’s a bit late but I have finally got round to writing about our week in the Scottish Highlands. Only 1 month after we went so it’s not too bad! I blame the lack of my phone which got smashed on the last day. It’s been getting fixed for 3 weeks and only…

Cardio Exercise with Runner’s Knee – Rowing

So since my last whiny post I have been looking for ways to keep my fitness level up without impacting my runner’s knee. Basically I am looking for something that is low impact, which also really gets the heart rate pumping. The main options I have been looking at are swimming, cycling, the elliptical and rowing. Last night I…

I can’t run

I can’t run. I’m injured. It’s one month since my first marathon and my knee is bolloxed. Since mile 9 of 26.2 it was painful. For the last 6 miles it was agony. I couldn’t walk for a couple of days after. 2 weeks on it was not painful to walk but I couldn’t run. After…