Thursday, 25 November 2010

Green shoots???

So, its been 11 weeks since a proper run outside now and over 4 weeks since the last new injury
Everything seems to be working now so I started running v v gently on the treadmill at the gym in Crieff
I've done 3 efforts and the last one totalled a big 2.5m.
Well its a start.
I've no aspirations now except to get back running outside and to enjoy it again. Asking too much???

Friday, 5 November 2010

Lots of exercise but no running

Over the last 5 weeks or so I have been swimming 3-4x/week, going to the gym 1-2x/week, cycling on the stationary bike 2x/week and doing a bit of yoga.
I feel my overall fitness is pretty good and the injuries feel fine however I have been advised to give it another 4 weeks before running. Seems a bit excessive so I might slowly start running on the treadmill in 2 weeks time.
Hopefully a rest from running will prove to have been a good thing in the long run and all this crosstraining should help especially if I can keep some of it going once I get back running.
For the record I can now swim 800m reasonably comfortably although there is a massive potential improvement if I can cut out the gasping at the end of each length.