Slow return to running

Its been well over a week since I last blogged and that was due to my first DNF at Glenbrook Marathon.

Just 4km i tripped and fell hard on my hip. Extremely painful and I was hoping I could run it off. However running into the 18km aid station I just couldnt take it any more, so that was the end of that.

A week of no running and I tentatively ran 11km home on Monday. Still some pain but ok to run. Tuesday off and tonight was another run home which felt incredibly hard – however I wasnt hurting. Just some slight niggly pain when I arrived home. As long as I stay away from speed work I should be ok. I predict another 2 weeks before im back to normal.

In the meantime im planning a fairly long run on Friday in a bid to keep me out of the pubs. Havent looked at the route but it will be mainly road and most likely an out n back of 40 – 50km depending on how my hip holds up. If it hurts i’ll cut loose, no point pushing it.

Looking into January I have my sights set on the Narabeen All Nighter 12hr race. This will be a fairly brutal test of how I cope running when tired – with no practice im not very confident. Also the mental toughness required to go round and round a 3.3km route will be something else which i’m unsure about.

Anyway, im alive and im running again and thats the main thing! Life is good!

3 thoughts on “Slow return to running

  1. Sorry to hear of the injury, and hope you'll pull through soon. Make sure you give yourself a good chance to recover properly so you don't delay your return the the racing arena at full strength.January all nighter sounds like a tough mental challenge, especially on a short circuit – will be a good test and great training for the longer ultras.Rest well, listen to your body and recover soon,Andy

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