Not running yet but I have mobility in the ankle and can now work on proprioception and strengthening blah blah blah. And I have a new treadmill in the garage to celebrate getting another year older. Seeing the physio and getting serious with sports massage on Monday, and should have an appointment soon to see a consultant ankle specialist to assess whether I have any useful ligaments left in my ankle. #groundhogday
Congrats to Lorenzito Jr II on his Surrey selection!
Well done to the Leslie and Gul for getting off this bench. (I'm rather lonely on it now )
Hang in there with the #gymfail crew, Poacher.
Nice turns of speed from GDawg and Gerard. And good to see Abbers getting the sessions in still. Pleased you are getting a rhythm going too, KR. We need to work on Mrs KR and getting that extra session in for you...
Leslie - really hope it isn't anything serious and you are being cautious here.
Poacher - you are building supreme mental strength in that gym. Love the #gymfail stories. I don't do much in the garden but love listening to G QT! Those saucy gardeners have quite a sense of humour at times.
Looking really good, SBD. £13 for a track pass is ridiculous.
Thanks for asking after me, Gerard . Walking OK today but aware the ligament feels tender. Wondering whether to go for plan B: London not Manchester which gives me 3 weeks to factor in this injury but means I don't get to try for a GB AG vest. Oooh, is it the fact of a spring marathon or the vanity that I so desire ? Anyway, your reduced running doesn't seem to do you any harm. Nice runs there.
Hope OO Jr gets through those exams OK and her niggle gets a chance to subside. This time off for my ankle sprain is giving my tetchy achilles a chance to shut up. Silver linings eh? You look like you are in good shape currently OO. That temperature is ridiculously cold.
Gul - niggle subsiding? Sorry if I missed it, but what ails thee?
Right, time to do some conditioning work before the school run beckons....
Great going PMJ. Honours even indeed. One of my club mates came in first but not sure where we finished as a team, we only had the bare 10 as quite a few of the regulars are spring mara training,
Managed to get off my fat jaxy to get the 5 miler done at 6.48 pace. 46 miles for the week. It's gone, reset to zero and we go again tomorrow!
Hang on, GD! This must mean we are both from the same club as a member of my team came in first yesterday? A youngster with a father from the same club who runs rather well too? In fact, we must be in the same WhatsApp group...!
Excellent racing from you, PMJ. I always enjoy your reports and learn much from your experienced perspective.
Great weekly mileage, Jools. I agree that seems a bit too close to home to not unsettle. Hope it wasn't anything serious.
Well done to Birch Jr on her 19 miles. Had her legs also "gone" though or is she proving to be resilient?
Lorenzo - you should be seriously proud of that run. I can't imagine what it must be like to do that distance at that pace. You are so modest about your sticking ability for such a long period of time. Do you think fuelling differently could have also made a difference?
SEdan - I also wouldn't bother tapering for XC. I may rejig runs so the day before doesn't incorporate a tiring one but that is about it.
Thank you for your well wishes. Amazing how positivity from internet acquaintances can gee one up. So my ankle is not great. It isn't as bad as it has been. It was far worse when I turned it running London 2015 but the difference is it is the medial ligament that has gone this time. I think because there is no support from the lateral ligament so the medial takes the strain except, in this instance, it didn't. So with two lots of ligaments compromised, my ankle isn't looking too good. Icing and trying to stay off feet but uncertain where I am going at this point with this injury. On a brighter note, we did head to Fitness Superstore in Frimley today to buy me a treadmill for my birthday. So that cheered me up a bit. Even if I can't actually run on it at present.
Excellent LRs (Gdawg, Leslie) and bling (Speedy). Sorry to bring a downer to the thread but I am rather fed up having left the house in the dark to squeeze in 20 miles before the household got going this morning (lacrosse etc) only to sprain The Ankle (again) and hobble home. Have strapped and am icing but feeling quite down about this as it has happened several times since London 2015 (and that wasn't the first time it had gone over either).