A running question.
I hurt my right ankle some weeks back in the addias 5 mile road race. It happened when a fellow runner clobbered me while leaping out of the way of a garda bike. She knocked me into a ditch and I landed awkwardly. I finished the race, but I was hobbling for a few days after. There was no swelling and no bruising but some pain.
Since then I have had on and off pain in my right ankle-which I will be getting x-rayed next Saturday. I took a few weeks off, and began to run again on it two weeks ago, I did a 12 k and a 16 K run and it held fine, then I did another run and it ached about a kilometre ffrom home, and was sore for two days after. There appear to be a ridge of 'bumps' on the lateral line above the ankle bone.
I"m not running on it at all right now in the hope that whatever is wrong will be satisfied by more rest.
The marathon is the end of October and the sole reason I've been running (I'm not a natural runner, but I do love a challange). However this injury has ballsed up my training schedule and so my question is, factoring in a probable two more weeks of rest and a clear call on the x-ray, can I get my training back on track in time for a marathon at the end of October? I was runing 35 to 45K a week and up to 20 k on the long runs. I've kept my fitness levels up using the rowing machine 5000m and 10,000m rows, 20/30k bikes rides.
Labels: Speedy I ain't.