Hi folks. After a couple of false starts due to injuries, long recoveries and having to keep going back to the beginning I finally ran 5k this week. I've been running 30 minutes for a couple of weeks but was determined to reach the 5k goal and I did it!! It took me 39 minutes which I don't think is too bad - it's something to build on. My Physio told me that I had to have longer recovery between runs so I've only been running twice a week. I got tendonitis in my ankle which he said was caused by increasing speed or distance too quickly. I'd like to add a 3rd run but I'm wary that I'll be increasing too much as before and I'll end up with the same problem. Can anyone advise how to proceed? Will my muscles joints etc be stronger now that they're used to the 30 min runs?? Should I just stick to 2 runs and concentrate on extending those? Ideally as the name suggests I'd like to do the GNR in September.
Sorry this is longwinded. Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks Debbie 😊