That's right - 21 miles for the week. 3 miles a day for all 7 days this week. And, with last Saturday included - that's 8 days in a row of running. First "streak" since last October.
That's right - I've bitch slapped the injury goddess and put her in her place.
Actually - that's not at all true. I've actually tried to be very smart about recovering from the stress fracture in my 5th Metatarsal. I was cleared to run beginning February 11th. That week I ran 2 miles.
My following weeks were 5 miles, 8 miles and 12 miles.
I stared with every 3rd day, then to every other day; and, this week..............every day. So, that got me to 21 miles. Next week perhaps 25. Then in a couple of weeks look to get over 30.
The foot seems to be holding up pretty well. I've held the pace to a reasonable level and so far have maxed out at 3 miles. All of my running has been on the soft, steady, consitent surface of the treadmill.
In the interim I did lots of time on the ellliptical and stationary bike. Plus lots of core & strength work, including plenty of dynamic flexibility and general conditioning.
All in all, I'm cautioulsy optimistic. Probably another week on the 'mill. Then next week I'll try a couple of times out on the road.
And, need to start dropping the pace of my efforts from 8:30 pace to sub-8:00 and a bit lower.
Looking forward to being back out on the roads and enjoying the northwest outdoors during the spring.
As a resut, I expec to see you out on the roads, tracks and trails
The Muddy Buzzard