I have done sweet feckall for three weeks now, other than my Sunday runs. Since my marathon finish I am totally unfocused. I promised that at least I would do an hour in the gym after coaching Tues and Thurs, but instead I am nipping off down the pub instead.

This morning it caught up with me and I was just not up for the run. On a beautiful Dublin morning I trudged down the river and across the East Link, but turned for home rather than heading out to Sandymount and Blackrock.

I badly need some resolve here.