Posted: 07/05/2015 at 10:52
To bring those who don’t remember me, I have pretty much been on the injury bench since November 2013, although I did manage to scrape some last minute P+D training and rely on muscle memory for London/Boston last spring. Soon after I had a fall in an off road race and tore my hamstring. Whist recovering from that, I crashed my mountain bike and sustained a multiple fracture of the lower leg and a dislocated ankle (Aug)
I came off crutches just before Christmas and went back to the gym and thought I would run again, such was the pain when I tried anything impactive. The last 4 months have seen a very gradual return to jogging. I still have a long way to go, as I have various issues with metal work in my leg and difficulty toe-ing off on the bad side which is causing me to favour my other side, but I am happy to report I can now manage three short runs a week. Last night was my first 6 miler in light years with my (much younger and much faster) training partner. All went well – my leg didn’t fall off and whilst it was tough cardio-wise, I felt on top of the world when I’d finished
I am aiming for my local HM in August – just getting round will be an achievement. I have the P+L book too and my vaguely follow it, although I don’t want to push my luck at the moment.
Sorry to hear that some of the old faces are/have been injured or living with medical complication. Wishing you all a speedy recovery.