Saturday, October 18, 2014

Build Week 1

     This week was good.  Of course its the first week.  1.5 mile treadmill run and 10 minutes of weight lifting.  Long run on Friday night goal was 3 miles, I hit 4 miles.  Some running and walking to complete the distance but I did it.  After the run I swam 250 yds.  Saturday I finished the week with a 2.5 mile hike.  We went hiking where my two target races start and finish.  What a great way to start build week 1.  8.16 miles in all.

Friday, October 17, 2014

It's been a while, I'm Back!

     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.