Race For Life Training Update

Back in March I was invited to run the Cambridge Race For Life by one of the sponsors of the event, Scottish Power. The event is in aid of Cancer Research and is set to take place on Sunday 19th July.

I didn’t need to think twice about saying yes, not just because I love to run, but because it is such a worthwhile cause. Unfortunately I know so many people who have been diagnosed with cancer and due to advances in treatment, some of them are now in remission. Many charities rely on additional funding through donations and sponsored challenges are a great way to get this kind of support.

I chose to do the 10k run which I am hoping will be manageable as I have run a half marathon in the past. However, over the last year or so I have been having knee problems which are causing me a lot of pain. I have been on strict rest for several weeks and am only just trying out short runs. So far so pain free but if I do start getting problems again it’s time to see a professional.

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I know several other bloggers who I met through the #CambMeetUp are also taking part and I really think this has helped me as I know that we are all in the same boat. With just over five weeks to go I think it is time I took things a bit more seriously and knuckled down with my training.

My most recent run saw be complete 6k with no knee pain! I have probably been over cautious with increasing the distance, doing it much more gradually than I would normally but I don’t want to risk injury this close to the event. I have been doing all of my running off road but my next run will see me take to the streets and re introduce road running, fingers crossed things continue to improve.

I would love to know if you are taking part and how you are getting on with your training!

 

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