Getting back into things

I think today I finally feel as though the marathon and everything around it is finally behind me. It’s taken a while and wasn’t helped by the two injuries I picked up during training, one of which seems to still be hanging about but I think I may be there.

Jersey parkrun #61 was today’s run and whilst right now I have a fairly sore heel and foot I’m really happy with everything achieved. It was a 5k in a perfectly fine 25:25 – my 14th fastest 5k ever. Not amazing in itself but what it’s meant to me today is that while I know I’m not as fit as I could be I know I’ve got both endurance and speed to get strong times.

So next week brings two runs, both 10ks. One around Greenwich Park and another around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. I’m looking forward to them. I’m not expecting a near 50 minute time like this time last year at Regent’s Park but I’m expecting sub-55 for sure. For one of them at least, both would be awesome and a brilliant start to training for my next half marathon.

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