Uncharacteristically for me I managed to wait out the foot issue. Despite being nearly 100% certain that it was merely muscle strain I waited it out before running and ran for the first time today – five days after the race. The foot and fitness felt great throughout the nearly 19km I ran. All I have to do now is make sure I don’t get overconfident in the coming weeks and push it beyond my body’s ability to absorb the training and recover.
I’m in ok shape and I believe that ‘just running’ will get me to where I want to be in 38 days.
Run often. Run easy.