Continuing from my semi successful run last week I added a further run to my continued rehab this week, running Wednesday evening. It was only 2.3 miles but the terrain wasn’t straightforward road, it was across a “cycle” path which is in a pretty poor state of repair so in some places had a distinct hard packed trail feel to it.
What I gained from this run was the knowledge that I am not 100% recovered but it is getting there, I did get some soreness in the ankle which eased off uphill and worsened on the decent but it wasn’t an acute pain, just an overall ache. I also noticed my right calf getting tight which is possibly me compensating for the left ankle and landing a bit heaver on the right side, not sure though I will need to monitor that.
A Marathon in just over a week! Probably not the most sensible things to do, but I am not going to have another DNS (even if it does mean a DNF instead). On the plus side I am hoping to get a load of photos and really take in the views on the Trail Marathon Wales, it’s all about enjoying it this year and as long as I get to mile 21 under the cut off (5 ½ hours I think) I am happy, I could finish last and it genuinely wouldn’t bother me.