So today this week I should have been blogging about my Lincoln 10k plan of attack week one progress. Instead I have had to pull out of the Lincoln 10k and I’m sulking.
Week one was going well, I did all my workouts, cross training included – which rarely happens – and felt good, until my long run. I had 6 miles planned in, and was raring to go, feeling strong, and determined to hit a good pace. I headed out and felt good until 1.5 miles in and a shooting pain from my ankle began.
I’m not unused to occasional pains in my ankle following breaking it last year, and sometimes I can just run through it, so continued to run but slowed down a little. However for the first time I was unable to run through the pain and it just got stronger until my run became a walk, and my walk became a severe limp.
Considering I’ve not experienced pain like this since I first started running post break last year, I know I’m going to have to postpone an intense running plan which includes a race in two weeks time. Instead I am booking myself into a sports physio to ensure there isn’t any serious damage and help solve my issues.
I’m already aware that my leg strength isn’t well rounded and I have weak gluteus medius, which is suppose to support my pelvis. So I am ensuring I’m doing daily exercises on this weak area to help build up strength and mobility.