Tuesday, 12 October 2010

1 month on

My last real run was the SWCHR 1 month ago. Since then I've struggled with an achilles tendonitis and when I did a 1.5mile run 2 weeks ago I strained my calf!!
I am feeling pretty good however. I have started swimming and even done some cycling and joined a gym. I feel alot less stiff and sore than I usually do and can now get out of the chair without hobbling the 1st few steps.
Swimming is v v difficult for me but does fit in well with work. I felt like the new boy in Perth when I got in the fast lane. I was ejected for being slow and swimming on the wrong side.
So what about running? I will do v short runs on the treadmill for a while until I am convinced everything is OK. It really is almost like starting all over again.
I need to cross train when I start running and cut down on the number of races I am doing.
This year really has been a running disaster but hopefully I can lay the foundations for a better year in 2011. If not there is always golf.


  1. Good to have you back Phil .... even if you are running on a treadmill!

    Have you tried running on the grass? It's a lot more forgiving on the legs.

  2. Keep your chin up Phil, sometimes we are forced to take a rest and try out new sports and the rest often does us good and we come back stronger and with a renewed sense of appreciation for the original source of enjoyment. A bit profound for a thursday night eh- anyway hope you are well.