Today marks three weeks since I sprained my ankle playing soccer. The Toronto Waterfront Marathon is now less than two weeks away. Fortunately I have been able to get back to running last Thursday which means I should still be able to run in Toronto.
I started off with a 10 minute run on Thursday and have been adding about 10 minutes each day since. In terms of mileage, today’s 9 km effort was the longest which is about what I would normally aim for on a Monday run.
With less than two weeks of training left my plan is to continue to progress each day by adding and extra 5-10 minutes, time permitting. Another positive sign is that I have been able to increase my pace the last two times out with sub 5:00/km efforts.
If all works out according to plan I am hoping to be able to get in a 20 km run this upcoming weekend. Since I have not run more than 9 km since my injury if anything a 20 km run should provide a much needed mental boost ahead of the marathon.
In terms of goals for the marathon, at this point I am not worried about my time goal. I am just concerned with getting to the finish line. I’ll concern myself with another pb and hopefully a BQ hopefully the next time out.