ON7, lots of people get very decent marathons mixing in cycling and running. As long as you're able to build up the long run properly then you can manage with a lot less than 60 mpw, backed up with cycling. Not ideal perhaps, but you won't be too far off.
If you haven't cycled much before you want to bring that up carefully, you don't know how your injury will react to it, and you'll be using some muscles that don't get used so much when running - it's a different motion obviously. I don't think there's any magic formula to tell you how far to ride to replace running miles, but while you're building fitness back up any aerobic workout is good. It sounds obvious but try & alternate run/ride days, especially later on when you're maybe starting to increase intensity on your shorter run sessions, which will help recovery and hopfully avoid any flare-ups of your injury.
This is also the perfect excuse to get a new bike, so every cloud etc...! Good luck.
Should I be concerned that Dick Pound seems to want his report to be 'explosive' (in his words)? Isn't that one step too close to the sexed-up dossiers in the past that were altered to suit a particular agenda?
Dan, if you're equidistant between Bushy and Richmond, isn't Kingston closer? That can be a quick one when the towpath section isn't muddy.
Just a snowy parkrun and a very cold early morning ride for me this weekend. FIL's 80th took up most of the rest, but I needed a lighter weekend TBH. Just keeping steady mileage until the VLM campaign starts to kick in next month.
Nice going PP. If you liked that, you should take a look at the Bookham 10k, over similar terrain in the spring. Notoriously muddy and hilly.
Epsom 10 mile race this morning. We were spared the deluge of last year but it was very windy, to make up for that. After a descent for the first mile, the rest of the first half is broadly uphill, and hard work into the wind. By 4 miles I was on my own in fourth, with 2 others around 50-100m in front. I kept thinking I was gaining on one of them, then he'd pick up a bit and pass his mate, who I then thought I'd be catching until he repeated the cycle. In truth I never really got close.
I was hopeful of getting inside the hour, which I haven't managed for a couple of years on this course, but coming round tattenham corner we hit a massive head/crosswind coming across the Downs and I just missed it.
So fourth and first vet which isn't bad. Good to catch up with CL who picked up the team prize.