Thursday, September 04, 2008

(Not) Training Update

Well, not a lot has gone well since my last post at the end of July. The pool running didn't help. Within a day or two of getting back to running on dry land, the leg was the same. I found an odd lump on the inside of my tibia at the source of some of the pain, and went to a doctor to get it checked out. Fortunately, it turned out to be nothing serious, and is probably just inflammation related to the muscles and tendons that are giving me problems. I've been working with Mystery Coach on strategies to get back to running while continuing to heal the problem, but so far, there's a lot of pain and not much running.

I'm definitely losing some fitness at this point, and I'm definitely anxious about it, but I'm also seeing it as an opportunity to get freshened up after nearly three years of solid, consistent training. I've been thinking about Thomas lately, and how he came back from a long layoff in short order with great results. I'll hope to do the same once this problem fades into the background. For now, though, I wait.

Thanks for the continued support, and sorry for the lack of posts!