I hope everyone got their runs in during the good spells this weekend, it was a bit rough at other times. Luckily our parkrun got the weather window between rain and high wind, while it stayed dry and breezy for the Elgin 10k today with the heavy rain arriving later.
Managed 6th place in the race and won a few quid for first V40, but at the cost of a pulled calf which should give me an excuse for a few days of rest.
A Very Peculier Practice... now that was a great series!
Finally got in a 19 miler last week, longest run in ages. Now I have to work out when to fit in 20 this week, then recovering for a good effort in a favourite 10k. Good thing the nights are getting lighter!
Wilfmannion, at this point I usually consult my GP wife, but she's partying with her sister so you'll get a dentist's opinion . I would be very careful how you come back as you have given your body some serious stress in the last few weeks. The low risk approach would be to just give up on Comrades, but if you do try to keep your training up I'd be going very slow and steady in the buildup, set your sights simply on a finish and back off any time you feel worn out. And if you are getting some medical follow up in the UK you could ask person you see whether any testing they do shows abnormalities.
I got in 17 miles Sat and 18 Sun (mainly because the weather here was fantastic) so now I actually feel like the real training has started. Didf manage to tweak a calf in the final mile yesterday but it seemed OK during today's steady few miles.