Posts Tagged ‘achilles’

Achilles update…

August 25, 2009

It is still niggling.

However, it’s not stopping me running or slowing me down.  I do think I can feel some very slight improvement, but nothing dramatic.

Last few weeks mileage has been:

101, 101, 101, 46 (taper for aborted 6hr), 104, 114.5, 114.5, 106

So 7 out of last 8 weeks at 100mpw +.  

Average for last weeks is something like 98.5 – I’ll take it.

Decisions…

June 30, 2009

Decision 1 – I have decided to try to run through my achilles rehabilitation.  Why?  Because I only have 4 weeks left until the Faversham 6hr race and I need to know if I’m going to be fit to compete.  If I am fit (ie the achilles is going to hold up) then I need some miles in the bank.  If I put in some significant miles now then I will know either way.  Therefore this week will hopefully see 100 miles +.  I know I am taking a big risk.

Decision 2 – The Ridgeway Challenge (incorporating the UK Ultra Distance Trail Running Champs). 

I have decided to drop out of this race – it is only 7 weeks before the 24hr race which is my primary goal this year.  I don’t think that 7 weeks is enough time for my body to recover from a very tough 85 miler sufficiently to race a 24hr and achieve 140 miles.  This was a hard decision but I know that it is the right one.  Instead I will either race a 1/2 marathon

Ipswich Half Marathon

Ipswich Half Marathon

(I know there is one in Ipswich which I fancy) or just do a steady 25 – 30 miler.

In other news, I managed 12 miles this morning with v little achilles pain whilst running.  Fantastic.  It has become a bit sore this morning, particularly after sitting for a while, but I’m still hoping to get out at lunch time to put a few more in the bank.  Today I should pass 1500 miles run so far this year – I’m currently on 1497.  A nice milestone.

Keep running.