Friday, October 8, 2010

training resumes

Since my last surgery, I've felt a little better every single day -- maybe that last one did the trick (fingers crossed!). The only real pain I'm having right now is from my joints, which is typical when I start back into training after a long layoff. No pain from the abdominal region. I started hiking earlier in the week and I'm now into jogging. The first jog was about as tough of a run as I've done in a long time -- fits & starts & negative thoughts. But after the 1st mile, I was able to slog steadily. A couple miles later though, my right knee said "STOP, you will NOT take another step!" and I had no choice but to comply. My 2nd jog yesterday was better.

Being so out of touch with the ultrarunning scene these past several months, today I caught up on my reading of everyone's blogs that I used to keep up with regularly. Reading all those interesting stories & race reports sure has me motivated to get back into shape! I already have some leg muscle soreness just from jogging -- boy do I have a ways to go. . .

As an added incentive to keep moving forward, I've signed up for the Stone Steps 50k (in 2 weeks). The race is on one of my favorite courses & has a great RD in Dave Corfman. I know I'm not ready for the full 50k at the moment, but he has added a 27k option this year. Plus, the fact that runners pass by the start/finish every 3 or 5 miles thruout the race, I could easily drop -- DNF, which I've done there before.

5 comments:

Cassie's Blog said...

Very glad you are feeling better, Ed! Good to see you posting again :-)

Anonymous said...

Hope to see you this winter at one of the 50ks, maybe LLTH. It is good to hear from you on your blog again and I am glad that you are better.

Ellen

ed said...

Cassie,

Thanks for keeping in touch! Yes, I'm glad to be alive & to be posting -- when something like this happens, it reinforces the fact that most of time "you don't realize what you have until you lose it".

I see you're not returning to Mountain Mist this year?! It's a rocky course, but I still think LLTH is a little tougher . . .



Thanks Ellen! It feels GREAT to be back.

Would love to see you return to LLTH for another record setting performance! A new course (no roads) is in the works for 2011.

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Chris said...

Things are looking up for you Ed! Hope Stone Steps works out OK. You have plenty of hilly hiking opportunities in your area....hiking is a great foundation for ultra running.

-Chris

ed said...

Barefoot Chris,

Thanks! Stone Steps worked out fine.

In returning from my summer layoff, I did some hiking with my Vibrams -- you've kept me on my toes on this subject! Love the feeling -- except I've not used them enough to keep my concentration & coordination where they need to be in keeping my toes intact! Maybe someday I can use them on less technical trails than around here.