I have made up my mind to attempt another journey. So why not open up the blog once again. It will be a place to run with me and travel the journey together.
This week was week one of build phase. This build phase is 8 weeks long. The long run for week one is 3 miles. Each week I will add about 2 miles to each long run. If I feel strong and healthy after the 8 weeks I will register for my spring races.
This summer I got injured running a half marathon. I transitioned slowly to zero drop Altra shoes. I was up to 15 miles on the roads. So I figured it would be okay to run 13.1 in the very flexible Altra shoe on a very hard trail run. Boy was I wrong. By the end of the run I was worn. I had no control over the placement of my feet and sounded like I was scuba Steve running down hill.
Some doctors said it was a stress reaction causing compartmental syndrome. A very wise PT said it was a peroneal strain. What ever it was sidelined me from July to September.
So lately I joined a gym and started cross training, if you can call it that. I was doing everything but running. I lifted and used the elliptical.
I think I am back from the injury. Follow along this journey with me. I will be announcing my plans here soon.