Earlier in the week, Liam (who runs marathons in 2′ 50″ and halves in 1’20”) said to me “By the way, this week is ‘paranoid week’, when every little twinge means ‘OMG the marathon is over’.” He’s not wrong. What is that… why are you aching?… you’ve never done that before…  Was going to do sprints on the treadmill but the few lively bits on my calves are still… there. Stop it, dammit! Do you know how much this has cost me? Will try again tomorrow. Go to the gym anyway and stretch everything. My stretching routine now takes ten minutes, after I’ve done every single one I’ve been recommended so far. It’s a mini workout in itself.

Yes, I am getting a little nervous.