Break Through From Injury

It’s been a while since I’ve updated here. Sorry about that lol.

My training has been on and off due to injury. Had a particularly nasty knee (PCL) strain that came from an imbalance. Way too much rehab, not enough running!

So I’ve basically given up on running the Perth Marathon this year, instead focusing on the second marathon from this challenge – the City 2 Surf Perth Marathon in August.

This week was the first time in almost 2 months that I managed to get in 2 back to back runs.

How did I come back? With a 40km week. Oh yeah!!

I ran 6km on Sunday, 6km Monday, missed Tuesday (thought I had more time before the evening’s events), 8 km Wednesday (with a bit of trail in there), 6km Thursday, 8km Friday (BRUTAL hills), 6km today.

I’ve got a bit of a hip flexor issue, but it’s an old injury and I know if I just take it a little easy for the next few days and continue my stretching, I’ll be right. It’s not stopped me before and it won’t stop me now.

This also marks my highest number of kms run this calendar year. I’ve still got a few more to go to beat my highest in 12 months (55km).

This week was also my first week of the 18 week Hanson’s Beginner Marathon Plan. I’ll be modifying the first 5 weeks based on experience and what I know I need. Instead of the much slower buildup they have, I’ll be doing higher mileage to get ready for week 6 which is when the training starts in earnest.

Week 6 works out at around 65 – 70 km, so to build up I’ll be doing 40km (check), 40km, 50km, 60km, 70km. From previous experience I can handle that build up and it’ll get my fitness on track ready to gain the most from the intervals, tempos and long runs that start in Week 6.

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