Unfortunately I had picked up an injury at Crawley and it turns out that 145 miles of canal path is not the best rehabilitation! Since then I’ve not really been able to run and have been cross training to try and keep some fitness up while I try and mend myself. It’s been a frustrating few months but I’m hoping to be back in my running shoes again soon.
What are the next races coming up, and your goals for them?
I was planning to run Run Rabbit Run 100 over in the States later in September, but unfortunately I’ve had to withdraw. I’ve not put anything else in the calendar for this year and realistically it will be early next year before I’m fit enough to race again. I’d love to do a big race in the USA next year but it have to be time, cost and injury dependent.
Is there anything you’ve been focussing on in your training recently?
Rehabilitation! I’ve been doing a lot of cross-training, mostly cycling, to keep my aerobic fitness up. I’ve not done a lot of cycling before but I’m very much enjoying it and will definitely be factoring it into my training when I’m back out running again, probably instead of some of the easier recovery runs I would normally do.
I’ve also been doing a lot of training with kettlebells I hope will make me stronger and a bit more resilient in the future. They are great tools to give yourself a full-body workout and excellent for both aerobic conditioning and building functional strength – I love them!