Hi, I have my first half marathon booked for just under 4 weeks time. Things were going well and I was regularly doing 8-10 mile long runs, along with hills and park run. About a month ago I sprained my ankle doing a run that sort of turned unexpectedly into a trail route. I've always had weak ankles.
I had three weeks off but have started running again slowly. Legs are very very tight, and I've ran a 10 min run, 20 min run and a 5k, all at ridiculously slow speeds. My ankle is holding up with an ankle strap and I have a sports massage booked for thurs, but I seem to have lost a lost the art of running- the 5k nearly killed me.
Anyway, I need to somehow build up to this half marathon (or at least 10 miles) over the next 3 weeks. What do you think the suggested runs should be? Running 4 times a week, one of which will be the 5k park run.
I've given up the idea of running a fast half marathon, and would now look to a plan that will get me around it comfortably. Somehow 😂🙈
Thanks for any advice!