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For the past few weeks I have heard myself say, 'After Dublin Marathon, I'm going back to square one and starting again from scratch', without knowing WFT I'm on about or whether there is such a thing .
I think what I'm really meaning is that I have carried so many injuries this year that I need to have some time off my legs and then pick up from where I have sunk after the injury layoffs.
Bearing in mind that my A race next year is IMCH (end July) and that I want to get my injuries rested before starting training, certainly for the next 4 weeks at least, what should I be doing to pick up the pieces again.
1. Right achilles/calf injured 8 weeks before Outlaw. No further issues other that an odd bout bit of tightness, which physio/foam roller tends to rub out.
2. Broken ribs which are ok now but affected my training for Dublin Marathon for the preceding 8 weeks. I didn't swim/bike/run for 5 of those weeks
3. In (lost) training time for Dublin I panicked (sp?) and crammed 3 long training runs plus intervals and tempos in. Felt OK, but HR was way up for all the LSRs and I ignored it (junk miles and fraught with risk!!).
4. Injured my other calf achilles last thursday doing very little, and fool that I am I went and ran (hopped) Dublin yesterday to a PW and a horrible stabby, sickly feeling in my calf all way round.
Now, I want to rest my legs properly and start off with HRM training in January. What could I be doing between now and then which will keep, or even restore a level of basic/core fitness that I lost through the past 5 months (8 weeks of Outlaw training included) and allow me to build towards January?
Does my question make sense or does it sound clueless?