Week 4 and still injured, but on the road to recovery – I think! Another week off the plan, which is pretty certain to be thrown out of the window soon. I’m facing facts now and although I think I will still make it to London, realistically I think I will be on a ‘get you round’ schedule. There’s still 12 weeks of running left so it’s not impossible, but I really don’t think there is the time to get in the number of long runs I need in order to meet the goal I had set myself. Perhaps once I get running properly again I might be able to re-evaluate it but I’m under no illusion the plan is to make it to the start line, anything else will be a bonus.
I’m running in no pain, which is great considering where I was a week or so ago, but I’m still jogging rather than running but it’s still better than walking. It’s so hard seeing the guys from DLRR talking about their long run every Sunday – I’ve missed three of the last four so far and the group I tend to run with put down around 15-16 miles each this week – I managed 5 this weekend.
I’ve got another physio appointment on Tuesday and I’ve stuck religiously to the stretches and icing plan he set me and also not exceeded my 5 mile limit or run any days back to back so I’m hoping that he will see an improvement in my achilles. I can still feel the lump but it’s not painful to touch any more and has felt generally better.
I think this best explains how I feel at the moment…
A bit frustrated and sad at the realisation this is probably not going to be the year of a great marathon…
Monday – planned to do the Matt Roberts core DVD, except I’ve lost it, so nothing done!
Tuesday – 3.1 miles slow in the snow
Wednesday – swim session with GreenlightPT
Thursday – slow 4.1 miles in the snow that is quickly becoming ice
Friday – rest
Saturday – 5 miles slow
Sunday – 30 mins on the turbo
Miles for the week – 12 miles (over double last week!)