Friday, 19 April 2013

weak ankles and marathon recovery duration

I think it took me about 2 1/2 weeks to fully recover from my marathon. Just three days for most stiffness to go, but for that deeper fatigue, for example a really trying 10km that just shouldn't be that hard, but is. But that was all gone a few days ago, and it was exhilerating to get out for a speedy hour up into the hills.

But I have twinged my ankle yet again, to a point that caused me to limp for a while before doing a further 15 km or so last monday. I shall be joining another trail runner tomorrow for just a part of his long outing and taking it very carefully....

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Penultimate marathon over?

42.195 km in 3:01:30. I'll take it! Really very pleased with how I ran and feel grateful to some very good and experienced pacing by the pacesetter - until he dropped that is! STILL unable to avoid slowing down in the latter km, I am wondering if I can ever do it? The positive split is reducing though and that keeps me hopeful... for London 2014! Possibly my final marathon so it better had be sub 3!