My W9R2 was two weeks ago, and picked up an injury... ran too hard and my soleus just couldn’t cope with it. Only thing for it was to rest up completely for two weeks, get it seen to, and wait.
And oh how tough the waiting was! I’ve been going stir crazy wanting to get outside, but knowing that it was for the best if I didn’t.
But today, I just couldn’t wait any longer. Went out for a test run to see if the muscles were willing, as a slow pace... 8:05/km. To my surprise, everything felt fine, and I pushed on to 5k, albeit in a time of 40:28.
So I might as well call that graduation...! 4 months ago, I never believed I could come this far. But I did. And you can. It’s all a case of belief in the programme and mind over matter.
More slow consolidation runs this week to get the body used to running again. Park Run or GRL on either Saturday or Sunday to see if I can match my 35:00 5k PB. Then more consolidation for a 5k trail run for the Royal British Legion on the 21st and the 5k Supernova at the QE Olympic Park on the 28th. Bring on October....!