Monday, August 29, 2011

Old age

The body is definitely failing. I have logged lots of miles but really just starting the marathon training and the old Achilles problem is starting back up. Very discouraging. I managed 4 miles without a problem today but I am feeling discouraged with the whole thing! I certainly can't and won't quit running, nor will I give up my desire to run another marathon. Guess I'll train smart and hope for the best....peace!

3 comments:

Johann said...

Sorry to hear this. Train for distance first and forget about speed. Give yourself enough rest and recovery. Keep it going!

Marlene said...

I know, sorry that the achilles is giving you grief again. Good luck - hopefully this won't sideline you too much!

Shilingi-Moja said...

I feel your pain and am right there with you. Just last week I was thinking about what I would still like to accomplish in running (break 45:00 in a 10K, do another half marathon in sub-1:50:00) and found myself wondering if, at 57 years old, it's reasonable for me to maintain those goals. For now, I'm just pushing on.

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