The long road to recovery...

So it's about 3 weeks to the Reading Half, which I've arbitrarily picked as my deadline for recovery from the rather persistent leg injury I've picked up. At the moment (touch wood-like laminate) I'm on track to finish without completely ripping up my tendons, however I'm not sure that the time is going to be exactly stellar.

On Sunday I completed my first 10mile+ run, covering 11 miles in just under 80 minutes. I reckon this puts me on course for a final time of about 1 hour 35 minutes, which will officially be my slowest ever run :-( I've started Road Runners again, and hopefully I can gain a bit of a spring in my step from the interval work that spans from there, however I doubt 3 sessions will be enough to get my pace from last year back... It's all rather depressing, how quickly all the conditioning and training falls off.

Over the summer I'm planning on doing some triathlons, and this week I should be ordering the bike and wetsuit. I haven't been on a pushbike since I did my CBT on a motorbike about 4 years ago, so I've got to get back into the habit of cycling. the plan is to do the commute to and from work 2-3 times a week (about 10 miles each way), so hopefully I can quickly rack up the miles and get a semblance of technique in place. The swimming worries me a bit less, as the distances I'll be competing over initially are well within my training set routines. Hopefully I can rack up some training in the wetsuit in my local pool, just to get the feel of the extra buoyancy.