Not much new going on here. I have run several times, but have not been back on the bike or in the pool since South Carolina. I plan on getting back on the bike on Sunday, but wont get back into the pool until my shoulder is pain-free.
My running has been going better then expected. It has been slow, but I keep having to tell myself it hasnt even been three weeks yet. Tuesday was the first time I felt like some of my speed was coming back while keeping my heart rate down. I did a long slow, but pain-free, 8 on the dreadmill on sunday. I would walk a minute or two every half mile, because it seemed like I couldnt keep my HR under 170.
Tuesday, my legs felt great and I was actually able to keep it mostly under 170. Saturday I plan on running 10 miles. Next Saturday is the Silver Comet half. I really dont know what to expect yet. Last year this one was my first half. I finished in 2:13, but would have finished much faster if my hamstrings werent so darn tight.
If I am feeling good, I think I can easily PR and possibly even break 2 hours
If that goes well, and I still feel strong, I plan on attempting the Thanksgiving Marathon. I have a plan mapped out. I wont sign up until the very last possible minute to avoid losing any money or feeling like I have to run it.
My chiro has been doing amazing things for me. I told her my achilles had been bothering me since the SC 70.3 and she used this cold "laser" on my achilles on saturday and it didnt bother me at all until after yesterday's run and it only hurt a tiny bit. I have been icing it and she used the "laser" on it again last night. She has even been helping my super tight hips. I have an appointment scheduled for Friday so I can get an adjustment and "laser" treatment right before the half marathon.
I must go now so I can torture myself on the foam roller.