Saturday - didn't run.
Sunday - was entered in the Fremantle Fun Run 10km but was unable to race due to ITB issue. Seemed like fantastic conditions weather wise so hope it was good down in Freo for those running.
Having had a day off, I decided that I would try to get through an easy 27km run. Although I had been forced to stop and walk on Friday, I was hoping that was a one off and that I would be able to get though a longer run as I had the Sunday before.
Knee was OK when I started but got progessively worse to the extent that I had to stop at the Marathon Club (after about 3.5km) and do the walk of shame home.
No running for me until after Tuesday's sport doctor visit and then only after the doc says I should run so probably the end of the week at the absolute earliest. If necessary, I won't run at all until the marathon on the 18th but I hope that I will be able to run a bit earlier than that. I think I am going to have to give this inflammation the maximum opportunity to settle down and stop stirring it up by continuing running.
Really p!ssed off at the moment. Think I definitely would have run a PB this morning but more importantly (disappointingly) I think there is a pretty good chance that 5 months of getting up at 5.45-6am and the associated hard training have gone down the sh!tter. Not to mention the approx $1000 spent on accommodation, ferry fares and race entry for Rotto.
Would be nice to get some good news on Tuesday but I'm not really that confident. If there was a suitable location nearbly (Blackwall Reach maybe?), I would be recreating the last scene of Quadrophenia with the scooter which was undoubtedly the cause of this problem and which I felt like kicking the sh!t out of when I got back from my "walk" this morning.