There's no need to rush to start running again I tell myself, it's not like I have any events in mind. Plus I suspect the main running muscles need more time (although I think fear is very much a factor here). Slow cycling has been very good for the mental health. I can ride for hours and keep the heart rate mostly in the lowest zone. Something I can never do running. I don't get any muscle pain spinning in an easy gear and it's been a pleasure doing the odd commute to work by bicycle.
When (if!) some of the fear of running subsides, the plan is 3 months of a 'couch to 10K' kind of approach. No intervals, no races, just good old fashioned jogging mixed with walking. I'm just not quite sure when that will be.
|The trusty TCR|
In the mean time, it's more time in the saddle of my trusty Giant TCR. I've already covered nearly 1200km on the bike(s) since late June.