I hope that this post finds you all in good health.
I have managed a further three runs this week without too many problems. Monday was a slightly longer run 6.5km but at a nice slow and steady pace, which went well enough. The ice bath that my foot goes in afterwards though is a bit of a pain, still, nobody said running wouldn't come with some pain!! Wednesdays intervals although run at a somewhat slightly faster pace is still nowhere near what I was running this time last year. I have to keep telling myself that it is ok to not be running full out, unfortunately my brain keeps wanting to run at the pace that I was at last year and I find it a real struggle to run at a slower pace. I was lucky enough to get a Polar HRM for Christmas and I am using that to try and keep my heart rate in Zone 3 which is harder than I thought it would be.
Today's run was a indoor 5km run on the treadmill. I find the treadmill hard work just in terms of focus as its all too easy to step off, I haven't but the gremlins definitely like the treadmill as they work overtime in my head. It will be an ice bath tonight to try and keep and swelling to a minimum and then go from there. My next triathlon is in June so plenty of time to try and get back close to the place where I want to be, as long as everything goes smoothly!
Stay safe out there and keep on running.