Well done, welcome back to the dark side. Remember not to do too much too soon, and if you have access to a sports physiotherapist I’d advice seeing them as they may have some core strengthening exercises which could help reduce the risk of injuries.Righhht then. I haven’t run on the road ( unless evading capture ) for over 25 years. But ( for reasons I can’t quite remember ) I’ve agreed to do the London Marathon in 2021, for a charidee, I’ve previously ridden my bike for. So yesterday I went and bought a decent pair of running shoes, and today I got back into the running thing, by running just over 10 Kms.
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The weather was horrendous, and it was more like parkour, than park run ( it wasn’t a park run either ) at some stages, avoiding puddles and pot holes full of water. The shoes saved my ankles ( which was my biggest concern ), and I only got a slight tightening in my right Achilles, in the last half mile, as it was up hill a bit. All in all, I still think I’ll be up to the Marathon, by the time it comes round. I’ve just got to keep going, and gradually up the distances and speed, in the coming months.
Most of all enjoy it.