Posted: 23/11/2012 at 13:27
Hi again everyone,
its been a long time since I posted (i think the day the entries were opened!) because I have essentially been injured since then! Ive missed approx 9 autumn marathons/ultras! (that will teach me to enter so many!) But I'm back on the road again, however 3 months of no running has really taken its toll. Its the longest ive been without running and although ive been cycling and going to the gym regularly i can tell my body has lost fitness - my calf muscles ache like never before! So I still have my qualifying marathon to do, although my top mileage is now sitting at around 7 miles!
My injury was never properly diagnosed (despite physios and GPs poking at it, no one could figure out what had happened - there was no trauma, my ankle/calf just became sore and I couldnt walk!) so i dont want to rush into anything. Ill start with a parkrun this weekend.
I'm hoping to get a marathon maybe around february/march (gives me enough time if it all goes wrong), with maybe the Iznik Ultra thrown in around April/May.
Anyway, having searched through all my emails - i cant find an acceptance email from the Comrades? I had my payment accepted, i got an email for that, but nothing else?
Anyway, slowly does it for now (very frustrating)... Quite envious of all your exciting races!