Monday, August 25, 2008

Big Week For the Buzzard

So, the last week was a sort of a big one for the Muddy Buzzard. I'm slowly beginning to get closer to some semblance of normal training.

This last week there were a few highlights that have me cautiously optimistic that I'm on the path to full recovery.

First, I ran a "hard" 5K at Kelly Fulton's wedding in Tacoma, Washington and was able to do the full distance at well under 8:00 pace.

I ran all 7 days last week (the first time that I had run 7 days in a week since the last full week in March)(about 4.5 months).

I ran 32 miles for the week (first time over 30 miles in the last 4.5 months).

And, to top it off, on Saturday, I actually ran a mile in under 7:00.

It's a far cry from where I'm used to being; but, given where I was after cracking my kneecap on April Fool's Day, I can tell you that it's some big steps forward.

And, while I am relishing the ability to run regularly again; it turns out it's a huge pain in the ass to come back from a serious injury. I've never had this type of injury before in my over 30 years in the sport, so I had no idea what to expect in returning to fitness. Damn if it doesn't take a bit of work.

Oh well. Just need to keep positive, train smart and keep moving ahead.

Looking forward to seeing you all on the roads, tracks and trails.


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