Off Road Run on the Braes

Time: 11.45am

Distance: 10.75miles
Time Run: 1hr 32mins 50secs (av 8.37mins per mile)

My foot has been a little sore since last Friday and so I decided not to run with the club last night. My friend John McL rang this morning to ask how things are going and said they missed me so that was nice.
I decided to do a longer off road run today. Loch Ness is less than two weeks away and if things had gone well I’d be in my tapering now. As I haven’t run for two weeks until last Friday I felt I needed a bit of time on my feet but off road. So I went up on the Braes where I do most of my off road running when I’m training for the whw race.

It felt good to get up on the Braes again and it was a lovely day to run. I could feel my foot but it never seemed to get any worse. I reckon on a scale of 1-10 (10 being everythings fine) I was about 7. A lot better than when I ran the Glasgow half but not as good as I’d like. I have some ice on it as I type after the run to keep any swelling to a minimum.

At least it gave me a chance to use my 205 and play around with the data. Brian McI told me about a plugin for Sports Tracks but I’m not quite sure how to load it! Andy advice?

Anyway here are a couple of pictures of the route and elevation. If you click on the route picture you can go to the Everty trail web site and see it in more detail.

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4 Responses to Off Road Run on the Braes

  1. Thomas says:

    John,is < HREF="" REL="nofollow">that<> the plugin you were talking about? I downloaded it from that URL, followed the instructions, and it works like a dream now.

  2. Brian Mc says:

    Hi John - there are full installation instructions on the plugin download page: see the email I sent you yesterday. Hope the foot is OK. Cheers!

  3. Davie says:

    John,Just something to watch for; don’t be walking about favouring your toe, and watch for it pointing up when you walk about, both will put strain on, either the toe, or your other leg muscles and joints which have to take the pressure. Your brain could be worrying about an injury that to all intents and purposes could be healed, it’s only the nerves that are taking a wee while to adjust to the fact that the injury no longer exists. It’s common among runners to treat every niggle as a major crisis, (not that the photo was that of a niggle!) I would hope that you are able to run as naturally as you can before your marathon. Hope this reads as easy as it should! Any clarification needed, ask!

  4. xtine says:

    Glad to hear you’re out and about running again!Hope recovery goes well before next weekend. I did my last long run in Ness, was brilliant. And drove up the 17mile hill…I daresay it might be a bit of a problem on the day but we’ll see!

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