… and so we begin again

I do believe that I am finally recovering from the double achilles injuries that have plagued me since July 2013. If you have been following along, you’ll remember that in the run up to Iron Dartmouth, I got some tendonitis in both ankles. It morphed a little, but ended up that both achilles tendons were tender to the touch and very stiff and sore in the morning. Once I loosened up, over the course of the day, I could more or less walk and run normally. Running has been a little cautious though, and it messed up the remainder of the race season for me. The original plan for the year was to go for a BQ marathon time, but that plainly was not going to be possible.

A little frustrating, some would say. In the meantime, I have also changed jobs, in fact changed career entirely. All in all, it has been a very busy and fairly stressful year – here’s hoping things calm down a bit.

Sometime soon, I need to make the decisions about race season 2014. I’m so torn about doing iron distance again. I really would like to, but do I really have the time? Alternatively, I could train hard for half and aim at sub-5 at Bridgetown. I’d still like to run a BQ for racing Boston in 2015 – do I do that early or late season?

Anyway, training-wise, things are going reasonably well. I ran 8k this evening, on track for 50k+ week, and I’m running with little notice of the achilles problems. Mornings have definitely improved too – feel like it’s finally on the mend.

Back in the basement in Sufferlandria, cranked out 4:30 last week.

Haven’t been swimming for weeks – I was hoping that the new pool at LCLC would be open, but it’s nowhere near. Planning to make time for a weekly trip through to Lunenburg this side of xmas.

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