It feels good to be back running. No more eye on pool or gym opening times, no more cold lakes or wet and windy bike rides. The freedom of running training is back – finally.

Since 20 days i can maintain a usual running routine without huge pain. My physio, Mark Kenneally, got me back in the mix and i am able to maintain 2 runs a day between 20′ and 45′. My problem is still not 100% solved but it is getting better every day. I still have to stay patient.

For a change i had a training partner the last couple of days. I met up with Martin Fagan for some easy jogging in the evenings around Mullingar. After last weekends Great North Run he is back in Ireland to visit his parents. Good company and chat.