I haven’t ran at all since the half marathon on Saturday. I’ve decided instead to take a little break and let the massive blister between my toes and my aching knee heal a little. Instead I’ve spent the week stuffing my face with whatever delicious food I can find (which happens to be quite a lot as easter has just gone and all the unsold chocolate is now greatly reduced). I should probably feel guiltier than I do about this, but guilt would never have stopped me in the past, and this year I have ‘I’ve just ran 13.1 miles’ as an extra justification!
But the binge chocolate-fest and the ‘no exercise’ is going to have to stop sometime if I want to better myself at the next half marathon I’ve signed up for. The Swansea half marathon is 85 days away – which is a good 12 weeks to get myself ready. 12 weeks is a decent amount of time to be able to train and hopefully improve my time, but it’s a short enough time away that I cannot afford to much slacking. So i’ll give myself today, and then try to get out for a little ‘recovery’ run this weekend. Then providing the knee is happy i’ll ease myself back into with a couple of weeks of short runs with lots of strength exercises in between, before ramping the mileage back up.
I think this should work, but I’d love to find a good 12 week half marathon time improvement plan I can try to roughly follow, so if you know of any, please point me in the right direction!