Don’t you just love those long runs that suck the energy out of you bones, and when it’s all over, you never felt better because it hurt so much! Been awhile since I’ve posted, but be assured, these feet have not been idle. Week after week, I continue to get stronger. It was not this way at first, but with determination, faith, and hard work, I feel like I’m starting to get back into form again. I still have a long ways to go, weak on the hill repeats, speed is slow, HR high, and long runs feel like a really long run. But I’m pleased with my progress, shoulder is almost completely healed, and foot is getting better – Just not great, yet. Still don’t have the endurance back yet, but I feel it building. One day I feel strong, the next I struggle. Just going to take time and patience! I will get this – Never give up.
Last minute, I put my name on the list for a few 50Ks coming up. I don’t think I’m ready for the first one yet, lucky to survive, and it will be painful. Nevertheless, my gut said to just go with it, run easy (if possible), enjoy the trails, training run, and see what the day gives you. I’m not going to taper for the race, and should be a slow performance. This will end the week with around 60+ miles when the race is over! A good week, for now!
Wow – It’s been over a year since being out on the trails (NF50). I’m actually kind of excited about pretending to race again, getting beat-up by the trail, and feeling like someone hit me with a truck. This should be fun!!! And to think this use to be a walk in the park! Moral of the story, don’t get injured.
Back to work. Got another long run in the morning, but it will be on trails this time with some elevation change. Can’t wait for the sunrise to get some dirt (Mud – It rained)!