After my recent injuries I returned to running for the first time in WEEKS tonight. I took it gently and just did 3 minutes of running and then 1 minute of walking, all done on the treadmill after a gym session. Then when I got home I iced it for a few minutes just to be extra cautious.
But, and I don’t want to tempt fate, but so far, so good and it all feels fine. A few niggles, but no injury like there was before.
The reason that I want to get back into running is that I’ve signed up to a 14 mile run around the perimeter of Coniston and I’m very keen to do it. I love the Coniston swim and so this run sounds great too – although of course it’s going to be tough. What I don’t want to do is be pig-headed about it, set off on the event and then have to pull up half-way round, or possibly even worse continue to be pig-headed, complete it and damage my leg for weeks to come.
I’ll give it a few more sessions like tonight before I commit to it, but even at tonight’s pace it looks like I could do the distance in about 2 and a half hours, so as I’m not chasing glory on this one (or any event) it could be a goer. Wish me luck.
PS – I’m a bit annoyed as I’d thought about a clever / funny title and theme for this post when I was on the treadmill, but I’ve completely forgotten it now 😦
8 responses to “Running Again”
14 miles? Impressive! Nice one for getting back out there, hope your injury stays away.
Thanks Mo, but I’ve not done it yet. I’ve not even confirmed in my own mind that I will do it. But as long as the injury stays away I think I will (and so far today it still feels fine!)
I’m impressed that you’ve just signed up to it!
What are your events for this year?
I have none planned. The 10k doesn’t look to be happening, and the only charity channel relay I can find is over the summer holidays so no can do . I’ve started trying to run again so I’m just going to play it by ear and see how things go.
Wow – 14 miles. It will be a beautiful place to run.
I like the way your training starts, it bears some similarities to mine. Good luck with the training
Slowly you mean…?
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