Your help, specifically.
As you may know (or have you somehow managed to escape the news?!) I’ve been off running with plantar fasciitis for about a month now. I’d been having issues since the end of July but it escalated recently and I’ve been officially 100% off running. Nothing. Nada. Not one bit.
My goal (first ever) Half Marathon is on October 11th. This gives me just under 4 weeks, if hypothetically I was able to return to training next weekend. This is not necessarily going to happen. Therefore I am tempted to pull out and sell on my place, as I’m not sure I’ll even make it to the start line, let alone finish under 2 hours, which was my goal.
An alternative: the Thames Meander Half on November 4th. It seems to be the last half of the 2015 season in my corner of the world. It’s part off-road, and more ‘undulating’ than I would have liked for my first attempt, but I could give it a go. That way I would be able to rest properly for another 2 weeks, and still have 4 weeks of training left (whatever form that takes, injury allowing).
What do you think? Rush two weeks of (any) decent training to finish my goal race, or put it off for a month?
It’s really important to me to race a Half Marathon this year, for so many reasons. I don’t want to put it off altogether.
Please help me decide!