My leg is still not right when running fast. I didn't want to push it as I have a race in two weeks time.
I am convinced it is a nerve issue, like the phantom pain associated with the hernia operation. Therefore nothing to worry about and I will keep running. I will book a few massages and I am swimming twice a week which helps. I have also made sure I am doing core body work, another help.
The worst news of the week was that I did not make the ballot for Spartathlon, although I am 25th on the overall wait list and 4th on the British one. It was a bit of a shock at first. However I am determined that this will not bring me down. The only person I can blame is myself for not being fast enough for an automatic place.
I will carry on training and working on getting sponsors for the team. I just can't throw my toys out of the pram or walk away. That would be so selfish and in the end, stupid. Besides getting the sponsors helps me stay involved. I firmly believe that this is the best team of the last few years. A podium finish is definitely on for the British Team.
As for myself something will come up.
And if it doesn't...well I am already working on being so fast that I get an automatic place next year.
I know it is a rather hackneyed phrase but I just...
Keep calm and carry on.
Just like as I do in a race.