Morning all. Managed to run 4.25 miles this morning - my longest run for 10 weeks! Talking about rejigging, I usually do my long run on a Saturday so I just used to swap Sat and Sun around. And I didn't bother with the Saturday races - far too knackered!
Andrews - you have to stay on here to make sure we STICK TO THE PLAN! And so you can tell us about your sheep rescuing exploits etc
Hello everybody! Stress fracture occurred at the start of September and I took the advised 6 weeks off with no running at all, and have been following Pfitzinger's guide 'back to running after a stress fracture' for the last 3 weeks. I'm now able to run continuously for a whole 3 miles! I have another 4 weeks of his plan then I've given myself 6 weeks of base training to try and get my mileage back up before starting the 12 week plan in January. This obviously leaves no room for anything to go wrong! My pre-injury target was sub-4hrs and this is still what I plan to train for but realistically I think I should be (but won't be!) happy if I get under 4:30 which would still be a PB.
Well done to all those who have raced already and good luck to those still to go!
I have been following the P&D threads for the last 3 marathon cycles and was looking forward (?!) to following the 18 week upto 55 mile plan for Paris next year. Unfortunately I am recovering from a stress fracture in my foot and this week is my first week back running after 6 weeks off. I am now considering following the 12 week plan which will give me more time to build some kind of base. I have no idea whether this is a sensible plan of action....?!
Dan, I've been on the injury bench for nearly 6 weeks due to a stress fracture in my foot! Hope your niggle is something less serious. I'm hoping to start running again next week but it will be a slow process to get back to where I was before.