Yesterday I ran for 10 minutes! Great you cry! However, it’s my first run since early 2017 after which I had an osteochondral lesion on my ankle operated on in late September.
8 weeks on crutches and Some building up on the turbo later, I’m getting some sort of distance and power back on the bike. Also swimming fitness is starting to pick up again.
Before my ankle fell to bits I was doing Olympic distance triathlon and had just entered my first 70.3 (I never made the start line).
I’m optimistic enough that my swim and bike fitness will return to allow me to do either sprint, Olympic or 70.3, but have no idea whether my running fitness or tolerance will return for any of them. I’m currently trying to plan to train for something to have a focus, but do I go for the longer and steadier pace or the sprint hard pace? Will lots of steady miles be better or worse than pounding for a sprint....or is the Olympic The ideal in between?
I’m not sure whether I should just not enter anything yet and see how it goes, then maybe adapt as I go along, or just say...get on with it and shut up!
Any advice would be much appreciated...oh I’m just shy of 50 and work shifts by the way..