Sunday, 19 April 2015

UTMB, 19 weeks to go

My training for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc started three weeks ago. The first few weeks of any training plan has always been quite hard. This one was no exception. I started my training on 21 March which is the first day of the year in Iranian calendar. Twisted my left ankle on the second day but with a short rest I recovered quite fast and could manage to cover 140 km in my first two weeks. I also had another problem on my right foot. It is called Bunionette, and that is when the end of the toe got swollen and it can cause pain in different shoes. I visited a doctor and figured out that the only effective cure is an operation that requires a few weeks of recovery. But hopefully I can keep on training and leave that for after the big race.

So I had an easy week of training and now I'm ready to get back into my training plan. I would rather increase the weekly mileage slowly than risking overtraining and injury. I'll keep you informed about my training every week. You can also check my training log using the link provided on "About / Contact" tab. Please let me know your opinion about my training. Any advice is appreciated.

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