Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Run Down

One year ago I commenced training for the 2008 California International Marathon, a race run on a net downhill course (which usually translates into fast times) CIM was intended to be my ticket to Boston. Training lasted three weeks. Then my knee introduced other plans.

Looking back in my training log, I see that Sunday, August 17 was hot and humid. I ran a very hilly 16.8 mile course with a 7x1 run/walk ratio and no run/walk for the last two miles. I finished up in 2:42:45 which is around 9:41 a mile - a bit fast for a long training run. My last two miles were 8:25 and 8:45.

At physical therapy yesterday, my therapist offered to write up an evaluation of my progress before I go see the doctor again in mid-September. If all goes well, I might begin modest running in October. CIM is still on the list, but maybe for 2010 - bearing in mind that anything could happen during that time, even good things.

4 comments:

ilovesteaks said...

best wishes in your comeback!

John P. McCann said...

Thanks, Emil.

Recovery has two speeds: slow and slower.

j leahy said...

Joe has had repeated foot fractures and now takes BounceBack a plant sterol used by many athletes who as we know love steriods, however this is legal and have not heard of new foot fractures-might be worth a try. Hate to have you stop running I love the marathon blog stuff and all the other blogy stuff too. MOmom

John P. McCann said...

Bounceback could be worth a go.