Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Coming Back

   Today I am gaining real encouragement in regards to my running. I have had Achilles tendinitis for a year and I must say my heel area feels better than ever. I ran a mid-day, hot weather run today and I experienced virtually no pain, or burning! It has taken quite a while for the heal to recover. I have lowered mileage, at times practically to nil, and have very slowly, gradually, and carefully increased. I made it to what I called base camp; 16 miles a week for four weeks. Then I began increasing again last week moving to base camp II which will be 20 miles a week. This is with hills and track work-outs. So far so good.
  I have a race slated for August 14th. A 5K, I am looking forward to being able to race again even if it is short. 40:35 today. That's a total of 1:23:11 this week. Three more runs this week!  If I can get to Base camp II, maintain my hills and speed sessions, I ought to be able to run a respectable race this September 11th. It feels good to feel good! Peace!!

4 comments:

Suzy said...

Great news! It sounds like base camp II is going well. GL in a couple weeks when you test your heal in a 5K.

Marlene said...

Wow, has it been a year?! Your patience and commitment are paying off!

Johann said...

That's really good news! Keep doing what you're doing. It will pay off. Happy running!

Anne said...

It's great to see you truly back at it, Mark.

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