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Final foot injury update!

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Steve_LGraduate

Yes, folks, I reckon I can confidently say I'm over my achilles injury. It's just an occasional dull ache now, and I've run four times since I started back, though I was surprised how hard it was to get running again. I had a very gentle 3k run last Thursday, concentrating very hard on not unduly stressing that foot, On Saturday, I did Parkrun, though I found that incredibly hard! OK, it was windy and the ground quite muddy, but my legs tired quickly and I completed it in a very disappointing 32:17. Monday was better, I had a much more encouraging 5K run out, and today was lovely. I really enjoyed the 10K I ran today, and felt good. I started out intending to go for a long slow run, but kept picking up the pace because it just felt natural. I did it in 63:16, which considering I did start out at a fairly gentle pace I'm very happy with.

Next up is the QE London Olympic Park 10K on Sunday - anyone else going?

Today's run - connect.garmin.com/modern/a...

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poppypugGraduate

Well done Steve- you are a lean , mean running machine ! Glad you have managed to shake it off in good time for Sunday ...

Good Luck and looking forward to reading the write up and seeing the photos . The Olympic Park is really impressive Ive heard xxx

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Steve_LGraduate in reply to poppypug

I've never been there, PP, though I've driven past it a lot, and the ArcelorMittal Orbit is visible from the street where my parents live. It'll be a great way to see it for the first time!

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poppypugGraduate in reply to Steve_L

Brilliant xxx

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davelinksGraduate

Steve, you really do knock yourself! 32.17min 5k returning from injury, Excellent come back, Well done!

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UllyrunnerGraduate

Haha! I'd love to be disappointed by running 5k in 32:17!

Glad you are over your injury.

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Steve_LGraduate in reply to Ullyrunner

Thanks, Ully!

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Usain_BaltiGraduate

Congratulations on your recovery and enjoy the 10k on Sunday.

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Steve_LGraduate in reply to Usain_Balti

Thanks, Phil! How are you doing?

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Usain_BaltiGraduate in reply to Steve_L

The future Mrs. B and I picked up awful chest infections (probably from all the coughing and wheezing passengers on the 'plane from Portugal who always manage to sit around me) so today's the first time I've been out of the house for a week.

Happily though, it was to collect my costume for the Santa fun run.

How's married life suiting you?

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Steve_LGraduate in reply to Usain_Balti

It's pretty much like it's been for the last 12 years! Nice feeling, though.

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5kOrBustGraduate

If ever I manage 5k in 32.17 I'll buy everybody champagne! I'm just getting back into it as well Steve, and as a result have wimped out and only doing the 5k at the Olympic Park on Sunday. Good luck with the 10k sir!

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Steve_LGraduate in reply to 5kOrBust

I see you've had trouble with the achilles too. Did you do anything special with it?

Maybe we'll bump into each other on Sunday, though the 5k is quite a bit earlier than me.

32.17!!!!! Glad to hear you are back on track.

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misswobbleGraduate

Good luck for Sunday!!!! I'm racing on Sunday too. Two crocks still giving it large! Go us!

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