I repeated the “Day 2” of the recovery plan again last night. It went pretty much like every other time I’ve tried to run in the last 4 weeks. It felt OK but started to be noticeable. By the end of 1600m (and that’s only running 200m at a time for a total of 800m running and 800m walking) it was achy. It ached for at least 30 minutes after the workout. It aches this morning as I type this. It is tender to the touch again.
My hope in a quick recovery is almost gone. I am 99% certain I won’t participate in a Fall marathon this year.