Saturday, October 25, 2008
Back in the Saddle ... Almost
So, I am pretty positive that the pain was anterior tibialis tendonitis because I have no more pain and the x-rays came back negative. I have been doing a couple new PT drills to increase the strength and balance in my lower legs, specifically the shins. I have not run in over two weeks, although I have been to the gym to hit the elliptical trainer and weights a couple times this week. On Monday I thankfully start the long journey to my first marathon next fall and get to start running again. I really need it both mentally and physically. I am not going to sweat it, but I have probably put on 5 pounds in the past two weeks because it is hard to go from 110 miles/week to zippo and adjust your eating accordingly. I am still eating for at least 90 miles/week and I have let myself have a couple beers here and there, which I do not generally do while training. I think that I am going to start out slow with about 50-60 miles/week in the beginning and jump about 10 miles each week. I plan on doing a 90, 100, 110, 120+ miles/week pattern each month to give myself a rest every four weeks. If I can hit 90 miles the first week in December I should be in good shape.