Run Around Australia

Just when my back is feeling fine I now have another setback in me achieving personal goals. This time I start the week with my knees playing up. I am convinced that the stretching had the biggest impact on fixing my back problems. So it is no surprise that to fix my knee problem I decided to try and warm them up prior to running.

Nothing too complicated just a simple exercise. Stand straight, feet together, bend the knees slightly and move the knees in a clockwise in a circular motion 10+ times and then repeat it in an anticlockwise motion. It also has the added benefit of warming up the ankles as well.

My pre run warm up now consists of stretching out the lower back and legs as well as warming up then knees and ankles. Now this is something that in hindsight I should have been doing all along. In fact if I look back it was something I was doing before I stopped running last time but I just forgot. The good news is that I can now touch my toes.

Even better I was able to finish the week feeling much better. Lower back great, knees great, now that is real progress. Managed to get 3 runs in this week and covered 25.5 km. So have just passed the 1,800 km mark since the start of my run around Australia challenge.

End of Week 249:- 25.5 km / 15.8 miles
Total to Date:- 1,921.2 km / 1,193.8 miles

This was a successful week.

 

Steven

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