Actually got out on my bike this morning. It didn't look too promising at 6:30am as the rain poured down but after a quick 30 minute spin on the windtrainer the weather picked up and I got out over to The Lakes. It was my first ride for over 2 months and so I wasn't expecting much ... and I wasn't disappointed. Very slow and a high HR on the hill.
The Lakes Duathlon is coming up in three weeks time and I'd like to give it a go. I rode the 4 loop course today and was about 2 minutes down on my 'normal' race times (and that's without the run beforehand). Hopefully I can improve that over next three weeks.
I'm tempted to sign up for the Duathlon series as I have a bit more confidence in my calf and a bit more confidence that I can train/race more consistently than I have ever done in the past. Time will tell but having run over 200k in a month (albeit very slowly) without any calf problems (damn hamstrings hurt though!) I think I may have turned a corner.
I've lost my mojo since the Relay for Life run and training has not been a priority for me. I planned to take 2 weeks off but that turned into 3 very quickly with some family issues that took priority it was over 4 weeks before I got out for a short run. I'm sure it'll come back. Hoping the Lakes Duathlon is going to kick my but in three weeks and 'encourage' me to get out there and train!