Since my event, The Grand Union Canal Ultra, I have rested in a way of healing my blistered foot. I have listened to the treatment nurses at the surgery, 'do NOT touch, pick or slice'.
I am almost ready to get back to my first post run training off-road. I have also been thinking and learning ALOT about my DNF. But mostly in a POSITIVE way.
grand union canal race 2016
At this point last year, I had to make the tough decision to pull out, just 3 weeks due to a suspected medial meniscus tear in my left knee, amongst other set-backs.
This year was ‘The year’ I was to take on the legendary Grand Union Canal Race (GUCR).
So, after entering again, and my name put into the hat draw for GUCR, I was accepted.
Training was now to be set out by myself in the form of a 21week training plan, right up until the event start of 28th May2016. Getting the balance between my training runs, the business with my wife Caroline Wilson (also WifeCrew) who was my support for GUCR, my own training had to be planned carefully.
Gaining the hours and mileage on my feet, alongside my strength conditioning program, I knew that I could utilise our own fitness training facilities to full capacity and surrounding trails along the Deben river, also further a field, but right on my doorstep.