Triathlon like life
My coach Lucie, told me in her wisdom that triathlon is like life – it sometimes throws us unwanted or unplanned curveballs. That’s no lie. At a time when my cycling is stronger than ever and my swimming form feels great, I am probably in the worst running shape I have been in, in a couple of years. A total of 250 km’s of running since I was allowed to start running again in May.
Since the 31st August I haven’t been able to run and then on Friday this week I received the bad news from yet another specialist, this time Dr Jarrad Van Zuydam, that I have severe high hamstring tendinopathy.
Something that can take months to heal. The doctor will do what he can (shock treatment and platelet injections) in the 2 weeks before I leave. No running until race day means that the 42km marathon will be a total mystery or maybe I should day ‘surprise’ on race day! Disappointment – absolutely.