After my visit to the sports therapist I felt a bit more confident knowing I’m not completely and permanently broken. I’ve got some weird ankle moves to do every day to build up strength and reduce clicking, but I’m free to run.
So, last week I did a steady 3 miles…and it felt good. And then on Saturday, I managed 9.5 miles! It was a good, steady run with no stopping except to cross roads and it felt so nice. So nice to run, not to be in too much pain, not to feel like I was melting. There’s been a change in the weather and I can safely say now that sunshine is my kryptonite.
I’m now about 6 miles behind where I’m supposed to be in my training plan, but I’m not too stressed about that. I know I can do these distances, and I’m starting to feel more confident that my body remembers how as well. I’m resisting the temptation to head straight back out and run, instead I’ve got 2 weights sessions and 1 yoga session this week before my next long run on Monday where I’ll try to add another 4-5 miles.
My (revised) training plan is now 1 short run or sprint session and 1 long run per week until the marathon. Everything else will be weights, spin classes and yoga.
Happy running this week and hope you’ve had some good times too 🙂