Ankle Problem Improving and 3 Runs

Over the weekend I thought I’d drop one of my runs this week to give my ankle a little more recovery time. The original plan was a quick 6m on Tuesday, steady 8m on Thursday, easy 4m on Saturday and a long 16m (the last long one before the HM) on Sunday. I decided to drop the 4 miler which would give me two clear days of rest before the 16 miler (or should that be attempt at running 16 miles?!).

However! I think the strapping up of my ankle on my long run last Sunday has helped as since Monday my ankle has cleared up really well… well enough for me to tweak my schedule to a quick 6m on Tuesday, 10m on Thursday and 3m this evening  with the long 16m on Sunday.

Run 1 – Tuesday: 6m

Somehow I’d managed to accidentally turn  my Garmin on  earlier in the day without noticing so the battery was low when I went out for the run – I hoped it would last but it didn’t make it past 3.3M :(

Distance: 6.1M
Time: Approx 48 mins

Run 2 – Thursday: 10M

Felt good enough to extend my usual 8 miler to 10 miles with this being the last real week of training before I start to wind down over the next couple of weeks. Planned to run it quite easy in 8:30 – 08:50 pace range and, as 4ish miles of it is part of the most  challenging section of the Cov Half Marathon, I thought it would be a nice addition to the training.

Failed with the pacing as it ended up being an average of 08:15. Still, was good fun and I felt strong.

Distance: 10.18M
Time: 01:23:57
Mile Splits: 8:40, 8:30, 8:36, 8:12, 8:18, 8:16, 8:25, 7:52, 8:02, 7:52, 1:14 (last 0.18)

Run 3 – Tonight (Friday) : 3M

As my ankle felt okay I thought I’d go out again tonight and do an easy 3m. As usual I went too quickly and I found it quite tough going which was clearly down to the run yesterday. Was glad to finish.

Distance: 3.09M
Time: 24:54
Mile Splits: 7:53, 8:19, 8:03, 39 (last 0.09)

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