It’s started. Tentatively I wander into the balancing act of increasing my running and all the while warding off the injury. This tightrope is thin. The foot continues to grumble, though not usually when running. Normally after, well after I’ve stopped does it come on. Achy and niggly.
The Ultra is 50km. My original plan was to train for the Marathon and keep the fitness. Do some back to backs.
That’s all out the window now. I’ve got to be careful that I’m not hurting myself more and that I’m not setting myself for a fall.
The build up will be fast and definitely not following the 10% rule. My plan is to increase to half marathon in the next two weeks (I’ve just ran 14kms) and then take it up to 30km. And then up to 35/40. I know I’m not gonna make anything more. The ultra is less than 7 weeks away. I’m going to be running 6-7min/km and adding in walking breaks. There’s no way I’m running it all.
My training will be 3x per week with a long walk at the weekends.
Wish me luck