Week 3 and still injured. I decided that it was time see the professionals and popped to see the physio on Friday. My soleus is very tight, hence why my achilles is sore and I have a lump of scar tissue on it. After some massage and pinching it is now a lot looser and I left armed with instructions to ice, stretch and pinch and return in 10 days time. The good thing is I’m still allowed to run as long as there’s no pain and it’s no more than 5 miles – not much, but better than nothing.
It has made me realise I do need to ramp up the cross training as all my hard work before the New Year will be undone – the odd mile here and there really wont cut it, if I need to run 26 miles in 13 weeks time – there’s still time but goal times are going to have to go soon. I think from next week I’ll add another swim session, wont do the summer triathlon season any harm and will also help with a swimathon I have in mind for the end of April that will be a bit of a challenge. The bike will also have to come back out a little earlier than planned, albeit on the turbo (I don’t do bad weather cycling – and my collar bone agrees!).
Another reason for the low mileage this week as well as my injury is a bit of a cold (lesson learned from last year – better to miss some training now and get rid of it than run through it) and the snowfall we have had since Friday – it’s still coming down now. I love running in the snow and will probably give it a go tomorrow as my cold has now eased a bit.
So a bit of a non-week again but hopefully on the road to recovery and I don’t think I’m that far behind where I was this time last year, and I didn’t have winter training behind me then so still hopeful…
Monday – slow 2 miles in the snow, plus Matt Roberts core DVD
Tuesday – rest
Wednesday – swim session with GreenlightPT
Thursday – slowish 3 miles in the snow
Friday – physio visit
Saturday – rest
Sunday – rest
Miles for the week – 5 miles