Well done to all those that have managed the last LSR before Paris, I've had calf problems again. Not being able to keep to my plan and missing runs due to my injury are really getting to me now Last week was Alloa 1/2 mara and calf tightened up at the 5mile point and limped in around about 1:49 [which is an additional 15mins to my PB on that course] Today I was supposed to do 22 but with all the problems I thought I'd just do the Loch Katrine 1/2 mara and my calf tightened up around about 2.5miles even though I had my new calf sleeves on today and finished in about 1:55 ish, it is a hilly course though so not too upset about that time as I managed to speed up in the last 3 miles 8:26; 8:14 & 8:02.
I think I'll do some small recovery runs over the next couple of weeks with a lot of core work and tonnes of foam rolling. I'm in the 3:45 pen but obviously won't be able to hit under that time does any of the vets of this run recommend going down a pen or should I just stick to the same one?
Argh! Back on the injury bench again with my bloody calf muscle. Alloa Half Marathon today and got to mile 5 and felt it tighten up and thought I should be ok to slow down and run it off and it seemed to ease off but then came back again a couple of times and tried to make it go away by changing running style but still just couldn't run it off and limped in about 1hr 49m 18s which is 14 mins onto my PB
Looks like I'm going to have to work hard on my recovery along with a lot of core work, would try swimming but I'm rotten at that supposed to do 22 miles next Sunday but that's not looking likely now. Guess I'll do a sightseeing tour when running round Paris next month and will be carrying a small camera