I'M RUNNING AGAIN and this is the sort of blog post where only a stock image will do. Yup. With full and encouraging permission from the physio I've officially begun training for the London Marathon 2016.
I was still feeling a bit of pain at our last session and was convinced the exercises he'd given me may have been doing some damage – though more from my overzealousness than his advice. I told him I was convinced my leg was still broken (see how it went from a fracture to a full on break?). I also mentioned that I may be prone to a bit of drama. He told me I was nothing compared to the elite athletes (who have a right to be a bit dramatic) and to get on the treadmill.
That made me trepidatious. But after doing some tests to make sure my leg was ok and after he explained the new way I would be running (higher cadence and shorter strides), I got on the treadmill. I ran three minutes at 180rpm and IT WAS OK! Today I was up to seven minutes. And it was STILL ok!
I'm thrilled. And running to a metronome app set to 180 beats per minute hasn't been as difficult as I thought. Apart from trying to drown out everyone else's rhythmic paces around me. For now I have to stick to the treadmill at the gym but look forward to getting back to seaside running soon. Stay tuned.