2011 finished on a low with an achilles injury.
It would take lots more rest and physio, before I could put on my running shoes once more. January 10th to be precise when I
started my rehabilitation with a 15 minute treadmill run. I then ran every other day and increased the duration by 5 minutes
after every two runs.
Thankfully the return has been without any major issue, however on my second 35 minute run it tightened up and I took the
next four days off, before enjoying a 30 minute run in freshly fallen snow.
When I got home I immersed my foot in freezing cold water for 6 minutes !!
Since my setback in December,
I had been worrying if I would be ready in time for the London Marathon. Although
it was great
Looking at the timeline I would need to cram 16 weeks training into 12 weeks and as I am still 2 weeks off
So I have to say it is with heavy heart that I have made the decision to withdraw from the 2012 Virgin London Marathon.
are now two thirds through February, and its getting really
frustrating. I spent a week running 30 minutes every other day,
11th March 2012...
4th May 2012...
The treatment is one of two choices.:
|Virgin London Marathon |
Sunday 22nd April
Running Number 30869
At least I found a good use for my "finishing time" fridge magnet !!
Oxford Town And Gown
Sunday 13th May
Running Number 459
396 / 2375
24 / 177
This would be my first race of 2012.
When I entered months ago I never thought I would still be suffering with an achilles problem, so this was going to be one of those "get you round"
runs. If having an achilles problem wasn't bad enough, the day before I went
over on my bad ankle whilst doing park run and thought that I may not
even make it to the start line.
However, I made it and plodded round in 45.53. I took it nice and steady,
but had to push it up the finishing straight to get under 46 minutes !
With the achilles therapy to begin soon not only would the T&G be my
first race of 2012 but there is every possiblity that it could also be the
last...hence the sad face !
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