Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Slow progress

I cant believe it ! Its the end of march and we have 18 inches of snow and 3 feet high snow drifts. I ploughed into a snow drift on the way to work this morning and got well and truly stuck. After a short walk back home to retieve the snow shovel I was able to extricate myself and went to work the long way round. The weather this winter really has been terrible. We now have a functional generator so if the power goes off we should be OK.
Last week I did 17 miles over 4 runs. I seem to have all sorts of stresses and strains but thats not unusual after a layoff. I was in England visiting family and did 2 runs with my sister, Elizabeth which was nice.
On Monday I did my first 5 miler around Aberuchill. It was not too bad and it felt great to be out running around Comrie. Yesterday I was able to do 30min on the turbo trainer. Its great to have that option for the bad weather.
Weight: 12 st 31b

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Easy does it

I seem to be running again. Over the weekend I managed a 2m then a 3 and felt OK. in fact I felt alot better than I usually do after a layoff. It could be that all the cycling on the turbotrainer has helped. I rested yesterday and ran this evening doing just over 4m. There is certainly some tightness behind the ankle but it was no worse at the end.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Injury update

The cold turned out to be a bad one but I am over it now and have spent 30min/day on the bike for the last 3 days.
I did try running yesterday but after about 200m I could feel the discomort behind my R ankle . It didnt go off and I just did a mile. I had forgotten about that problem as it hasnt been bothering me for days whilst not running. So another couple of days rest and I might try again.
Alloa is clearly not going to happen for me.
This is all very frustrating.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

More misery

And now I've got a cold.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Ongoing problems

We are in the middle of a lovely spell of weather and I'm not able to run.
The problem seems to be a posterior peroneal tendonitis (right). 2 days of voltarol settled things considerably but it is still not right.
I feel quite resigned at the moment to giving it as long as it takes now. I have run 202m this year so my fitness level will be low so I've little to gain from pushing things. I can cycle on the turbotrainer so I will do that.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

A run of sorts

I struggled around a 4m circuit in Perth yesterday evening. My calf was spasming and complaining the whole way but didnt really hurt. I always feel rubbish when I havent run for a while instead of heading off gazelle like after a rest. Dont know why but thats how it is for me.
With Alloa in just over 2 weeks my best case scenario is to be able to run it without injury. In fact I may well end up not doing it at all.
This is all rather disappointing i must say.
On the plus side it is a cold but lovely spell of weather. We still have an enourmous amount of snow at home but the road is clear. We are just leaving the cars at the top.