After seeing the Physio last night, I was keen to get out and try the knee out tonight. So after a quick detour via Tesco on the way home, I got changed and headed out.
Some very gentle stretching on my calves and hamstrings before I left, nothing heavy.
Then I set off with the intention of running for 1hr at marathon pace, around 9:25-9:30 min/mile pace, so would be totalling around 6.3-6.5 miles or so.
Pace, spot on. HR, exactly where it should be. Both knees felt reasonably good despite a couple of twinges here and there. My right hamstring felt rather tight but the Physio said that would be the case until the regular stretching he showed me eventually kicks in.
Am feeling mightly more positive today after that showing. Ok, I ran for an hour, nothing significant but that was enough to give me another kick up the backside and put a smile on my face.
No doubt taking it easy for the last week and a half has played a major part in the body recovering from all the miles and aches and pains are all part of the taper. So lets see how the knees and hamstring react in the morning as thats when I'm likely to feel it more.