You know what they say. If you dont have anything nice to blog about you shouldn't blog at all. So this week my calf turned a corner. I am cautiously optimistic about how my surf city race should be. Had to bag the full but happy to run the half.
Tuesday-Goal was to move forward for 30 min. I ran/walked it and was able to go about 4 min before it tightened up or got super tight. I ran about 20/30 min and felt OK about it.
Thursday-30 min where I only walked about 2-3 min. Those 2-3 min though I thought it was going to strain again. I felt good every where else. FINALLY a run.
Saturday-While I had to turndown 400 m repeats with the "bog boys" as he said, I was happy to go for a while. I thought if I get to 30 and I can go to 45 I will go. If I get to 45 and I feel good I will go to 60 min. Well I went 70 min. I didn't have any pain, just slight tightness and I felt ready to go. Even felt ok as far as pace/fitness goes. Today, no soreness. Cautiously optimistic about my chances of getting off the ground before surf city.
The other days were res/rehab and getting this calf ready to run.
I would like to send a big shout out to a stud of a runner who ran the Arizona Rock n Roll half marathon. She was told she would never run more than 5 miles after her gnarly back injury. She ran the half with no signs or symptoms and not just that ran a 1:46. Atta girl Michelle, YOU ROCK.