After icing my knee heaps last night and tossing and turning during the night, it seemed a bit better this morning, not puffy but still very stiff. I decided to put it to the test and go for a short run to ease out the sore bits. The first half was painfully slow but the running helped and I was running freely on the return trip. I just ran from home along the cycle tracks past Giralang (our neighbouring suburb) and turned as I approached the tunnel to Gungahlin (exactly 4km) and returned home. It was a stunning morning for a run. Daylight saving has ended and it was light early although I didn't go for my run until 8am. It was really quiet in the streets and extremely pleasant.
Total distant: 8km
Time taken: 47:20
Average speed: 5:54
Calories burned: 468 (not enough to counteract the chocolate)
Total distance for week: 95.86km
Happy Easter to all my friends. Stay safe and don't over-indulge in chocolate or you'll feel like I am right now. I think I'll have to go for a bike ride next!
I have entered the National Capital Marathon on 2nd May and only have one more big week of training before I start tapering. Oh dear, here's hoping I can do it!