Running blog: how was your weekend running?

What did the weekend bring for you, fellow runners? Did you get out in some sunshine – which may even have dried up a bit of the endless mud?

For myself, having never really been injured before in my running "career" so far (coming up to two years now), I am coming to terms with how quickly you can lose running fitness. Four weeks ago yesterday, I ran 19 miles fairly comfortably. Yesterday, 8.5 felt like a marathon. Well, a half. It's all very well trying to keep up your cardio fitness with gym sessions, but nothing can replicate the tired legs you get at the end of a long run. Or a long week. I've got a bit of a slog back up again ahead of me, and am trying not to be too dispirited about it.

Cheering me up (not a PR plug by the way, I bought them out of my own hard-earned) are my new calf compression socks from Tela. The chap who high-fived me was wearing a Serpentine Club running top, and not only cheered me up, but reminded me to stop the moaning about losing fitness and enjoy being able to run again. Colourfully.

Thanks to guardian.co.uk who have provided this article. View the original here.