I just came back from the sports doctor and he said it will be another 1-2 weeks before I can start running again. The stress fracture isn't fully healed and Calgary 70.3 is on July 31st. That would be around July 15th that I could start running outside. I have a fairly good base built up as I've done the Chilly Half Marathon, Around The Bay (30 km) and the Toronto Marathon in the last three months but have not run since the marathon (May 15th).
So the question is, can I run a half marathon on two weeks of training? If I plan to run it, I would need to ramp up the water running or elliptical trainer to match my outdoor training. For example, if I need to do two hours of running that would mean two hours of water running or two hours on an elliptical trainer (which I don't have one nor do I belong to a gym). UGH!! If I bail from this race, we could shorten our trip out west and come home earlier. This would save about $1,500 from paying race fees, van rental, hotels, food etc.
What should I do? What would you do?
Obviously I missed last week's announcement that there was no more Masters swimming for the summer. I showed up at the usual 5:30 am and it was just the kids swimming. Serge was kind enough to give me my own lane and so I just swam aimlessly with no structure workout. I figured I banged out somewhere around 1,500 meters. Going forward, I'll just have to swim by myself, lap after lap after lap...............And worse, it will be public lane swimming where I'll have to dodge the breast strokers and other ahem, swimmers.