I've been neglecting the blog, but there's been things going on. And rather than drag it out and ramble endlessly about different things at different times I'll just ramble about a lot of things all at once:
Injury recovery news
I was in a boot for three months due to a stress fracture. Two weeks before I got rid of the boot for good I started to gingerly jog for 30 seconds at a time to start to get back in running shape. The boot was officially booted on December 29. This past weekend I ran my first post-injury five miler. It was slower than I would have liked, but five miles is not insignificant to me considering a month ago I was happy to run for five minutes. I am well on track to run 10 miles on April 1.
To have a little flexibility I decided to finally construct my own training plan to work my way up to 10 miles. I've been taking a little from here and there and doing a little of this and that. One thing I ran across was a type of speed work where rather than sprint 400 meters six times or working up to 10 Yasso 800s you simply sprint for 15 seconds and then jog for 45 and repeat that for 2-3 miles or whatever. You run a mile easy to warm up and a mile easy to cool down and bam, you're done. I love this type of speed work! Three miles goes by like that (I just snapped my fingers).
My friends over at runningshoes.com are holding a contest for people to win a pair of pretty sweet looking limited edition Mizuno Wave Rider 15s. All you have to do is leave a comment explaining why you love your running buddy. If you're a Wave Rider person you should definitely give it a shot. And if you're not a Wave Rider person you should still give it a shot because someone you know would love you for winning a pair for them.
"Come to me, my pretty."
Do you know what May 1 is? It's May Day, of course. All hail
So what have you been up to?