|At the 16km mark en route to my PB marathon (2:19:06) |
behind Rob De Castella at Point Cook, Victoria, in June 1979
On the other hand, I know that because of my innate stubbornness, my bigger problem can sometimes be my unwillingness to change my training program in the face of injuries and illness. I'm trying to be more mature in approach these days and test my running decisions against the standard of the advice I would give someone else in the same situation. The main game here is to be fit and injury free for the Melbourne Marathon in October. I would tell another athlete that missing a couple of quality sessions sixteen weeks out from the target race is much less important than getting an injury right. I would also tell them that it was OK to keep running so long as the injury was not getting worse, but to back off if it was. I decided to follow my own advice for the rest of the week.
|The lagoon about to break out in to the ocean at Copa|