The good news: my rehabilitation has been pretty smooth and I would say I am ahead of where I expected to be at this stage (24 days post-op). I started jogging last week, 13 days post-op to be exact, and was happy to keep the effort very easy at 5:45-6:08 km pace whilst accumulating 36km/22mi during four runs. The op meant that I had to defer my place in last week's London Marathon.
The last seven days were much better than I anticipated. I ran 82.7km/51.38mi over 5 runs, mostly at easy effort. On Wednesday during a 13.6km run, I even ran the last 6.6km at 4:46/7:41 pace without any problems.
This weekend I did B2B long runs - 21.1km on Saturday, 24.5km on Sunday - both at easy effort although Sunday's run felt harder due to an annoying north easterly wind which I was running into most of the time. Again, I came through both sessions without any issues.
This coming week will feature be more of the same but I'll add one Kenyan fartlek session to test the water. If this week goes to plan I'll resume speed training with the Tuesday group the following week.
I am hoping that I can race in June (Cork/St Petersburg) before the operation, but I also understand that the medics may have other ideas. Thanks to everyone who has donated to The Christie for your patience and understanding, and thanks to friends for your many good wishes.
Mon 14 Apr - 11.5km/7.15mi easy effort
Tue 15 Apr - 12km/7.46mi easy effort (last km @ 4:53/7:52 pace)
Wed 16 Apr - 13.6km/8.45mi (last 6.6km @ 4:46/7:41 pace)
Sat 19 Apr - 21.1km/13.1mi easy effort
Sun 20 Apr - 24.5km/15.22mi moderate (windy)
Week [Mon-Sun]: 82.70km/51.38mi