Alright the title of this entry is “post-post rehab running” because just when I mentioned I was clear from the woods of doom and gloom [last post] I succumbed to the ITB monster again. It didn’t want to go away forcing me back on cross training on my bike which I sorta dislike but content that at least the ITB lets me outside in the sun.
So my last post was a little bit on the impatient filled with optimism that I am juice. Now I can safely vouch that I have been officially running starting May 1, 2010. I started running and walking the first week and now that it’s June 7, 2010 I’ve been successfully running pain free! I’ve increased my mileage to 4 miles with my long runs to 5 miles.
My goal this summer is to increase my aerobic fitness by building a solid base mileage that will allow me to train for the Houston Marathon 2011 in January 30th successfully by being injury free on race day and to run the course instead of just finishing [as in my 1st marathon].
If there’s one thing about running it’s the constant learning and all the information that’s available on the internet from the experts, elites and people who just love to run. I started reading about the usage of heart monitors and the different zones to maximize aerobic fitness, lactate threshold and muscle formation which are all components to make a runner awesome!
I have to leave but I will write more about heart zones and my training plan for tomorrow entry. Until then, God Speed!