Monday, December 11, 2017
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So the knee issues persist. If I sound like a stuck record, believe me no-one is more irritated by this than me.

In the last few weeks I've started seeing an osteopath in Bristol. The long and short of it seems to be that there isn't just one issue causing my pain, but rather a combination of many things.

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So, despite a reasonably full-on week (not to mention a short-lived bout of man flu!), I managed another course-specific PB at Bristol's Ashton Court parkrun on Saturday. Still only 19:27 on what is a hilly course (take a look at the course profile on my Garmin trace here: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/145209717), but a decent 46-second improvement over my first attempt at the course just before Christmas (to be fair, the wind has a BIG impact on times and that first week was VERY windy!).

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After putting in a solid (for me!) 14-hour training week, I wasn’t all that amused to wake up on Monday morning with what felt like the onset of heavy man-flu (which as we all know, is a far more serious kind of cold than any woman could ever comprehend!). I was further irritated as my plan for the week ahead from Mark Shepherd showed distinct signs of a continued ramp-up ahead of my first ‘test’ of the triathlon pre-season.

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As I sit and write this, I am in a rather nice hotel room overlooking the Las Vegas strip, with clear blue skies outside and a temperature of 86 degrees F. My experience of Vegas thus far can best be summed up as 'surreal', but I only arrived last night so maybe it will all make more sense when I'm less jet-lagged...

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Last weekend I made a breakthrough; one that was a long time coming and one frankly at times I felt I’d never achieve. OK, so in the grand scheme of things going sub-19 minutes for a 5km running race isn’t all that ground-breaking, people do it every week. But for a triathlete who started off barely being able to run a 23-minute 5km 18 months ago, it was a pivotal moment.

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