I had an MRI and an ultrasound guided injection in to the tendon about 4 weeks ago and that seems to have been the turning point. Good luck with it.
Know what you mean about the positioning, not many races you'll run that fast (relatively speaking!) and be so far down the field. Definitly a much stronger league than diversion 3, think we'll just about hold on by the skin of our teeth thanks to some new blood!! Although I quite like the idea of relegation as we had a great promotion party!
I'll try and say hello if you're running Nuneaton in January, we'll probably be quite close at the finish!!
DT, official results have you 158th, 1 place and 1 second in front of me! I run for Dudley Kingswinford, and used to run for B&R when I was at school in the 80s, then ran for Halesowen in to the early 90s and quit in 93 for 19 years when I then decided Id had a long enough rest!
I usually do 35 to 40 miles a week, and in August was heading for some good shape - setting a Parkrun PB of 19:16. Then picked up a hamstring niggle that turned out to be tendinopathy. As I said earlier 3 months of heavy cross training and some eccentric weight training and I'm just about coming out the other side. With the race I'll have done around 2.5 hours of XT + 25 miles of running. I'll slowly start to adjust this back to 40miles a week over the next month or so.
I'll let you know how Telford goes next week, and also think yesterday should be worth 40.xx as there were a few soft spots and some twisty bits that broke your rhythm a bit. Just hoping I can stay healthy now and get that sub 40 in the spring.
Hi DT, finished 2 strides behind you in the XC yesterday, couldn't believe how fast it was! I averaged 6:46 per mile and only came in 159th. Like you I've existed on x-training and light running for the last 3 months, so was pretty pleased to sustain that pace - even if I did finish nowhere!!
Good thing was that the hamstring tendon issue that held me back didn't react and feels good this morning, so hopefully that is behind me and I can build back in to some solid winter training.
Telford 10k next week, not in sub40 shape just yet, but hoping to get close to lay down a marker.
Thanks for posting this, I'm due to have the procedure 19/12 so am intrigued on how your return to running goes. I'm sure you'll be back to your pre AF times soon given your current process.
I currently have a PR PB of 19:16 so hoping I don't lose too much for too long when the ops been done. I currently suffer from periodic SVT which when it hits stops me in my tracks, so will be glad when I can run without fear....