Time to call an end to this training season for me, and I’m surprisingly good with it. The tendonitis in my right foot that came on after the Tuesday workout (which went really well) and prevented me from completing the workout on Thursday hasn’t gotten much better. With only four weeks left till the Boston Marathon and the time I’ve missed with training this season I don’t see myself being able to recover, get my fitness/endurace back to a level to race in Boston. I’ll see how the leg recovers and then decide if I’ll run Boston as a fun easy long run, go to cheer the team on or stay in Austin.
This has been an interesting season, I’ve suffered more from inflammation issues than anything else and it’s been one leg, to the other and then back. I would have thought that not being able to hit my goal at Boston would be upsetting but it really isn’t. The thing I truly enjoy about running is seeing what I can push my body to do. Well, this season I learned that I need to do something different to sustain my training to meet my goals. It’s that psychotic love of the pain and learning, ups and downs that makes running so great. If it went well all the time I wouldn’t appreciate it as much. Overcoming this new challenge and figuring out my way through this current plateau is invigorating.
For all of you on the team, I’ll be picking your brains about what you do and try some different things out … and I’m going to enjoy seeing you guys crush Boston just like you did CIM.