Have a 10 mile race this Sunday, but have missed about 7 months training since last September. Have only been training conservatively i.e. running slowly on grass. Ran at 7.00 pace last year and even though I have not raced at all this year part of me wants to just go with how i feel on the day and see what happens. The other part says just relax and treat it as a training run and enjoy the day, and don't risk setting my recovery back. Not sure how i will react on the day, anyone have experience of this dilemma?( Ran 5 mile yestreday at 7.30 pace, 85% HR )
Well surgery over with, just at the pain killers and resting my leg phase right now. Looks like the end of April for me also before the slow jogging can begin. I'm using this time to address the issues that have caused many injuries over past 5 years so it could turn out to be a very positive time out. I used to feel frustrated that injuries were preventing me from training for marathon distances, but now feel that shorter races are my strength anyway. With ultra marathons etc. now, distance seems irrelevant. My focus is on how much enjoyment i can get from running, how i can improve my times and race strategies. God luck with your recovery.
Hi Tara, have followed a similar journey before having the MRI which showed two ganglion cycts. Having surgery on 12th March. Will let you know how the recovery goes. Have already resigned myself to just getting round at an easy pace in my favourite 10 mile race in September. Will just be happy to run at any pace, regularly and pain free.
Hi Arron, i'm having the same problem with a ganglion cyst on the proximal tibio-fibular joint. To be confirmed by MRI but i expect to be offered surgery. How did you get on after your surgery, was the recovery time a matter of weeks?