This week was 40 miles of running, 3 “miles” of pool-running and 10,000 yards of swimming -- training log is here.
Still in limbo. Doing easy running, taking care to make sure that I am never in pain during the run. The mobility in my right ankle has improved a lot, and my right foot is feeling better. Still some stiffness and pain post-run, but it’s improving, and the next-morning pain is much reduced. Extra bonus points for my sinus infection finally clearing.
Of course, I was feeling really positive, until I visited my parents, sister, and horse on Saturday. Visit itself was great (especially getting taken out to eat – thanks Mom and Dad!), but every trip to my parents’ place involves a total of 4 hours in the passenger seat of Brian’s car. And sure enough, the next morning my hamstring wasn’t happy. Stiff, and not firing correctly. It’s not that the hamstring isn’t healed, but that it gets reaggravated by simple things – indicating an underlying problem that hasn’t been fixed. So that’s my mission – to figure this out once and for all (and "this" includes both the hamstring and foot, which have to be linked to some extent).
In the meantime (which is really what my “training” is right now – “meantime”) I’ll stick to the easy running and hard swimming – I have confidence that that’s keeping me in decent shape. It’s great to at least be running. But I’m not where I want to be.
There’s a Walt Whitman quote that’s quoted in an TV ad that’s getting a lot of airplay – something about life being a play, and “you get to contribute a verse.” Which is lovely, but right now my running pen ain’t working.