I’m finally fired up about running, training, and reaching for goals again. My achilles feels great so far. Problem? I have to hold myself back and not get back into things too quickly.

But, the few days and miles I have done have been glorious, and I’ve been able to increase things at a pretty decent rate. First run last weeked was 2.25 miles, then 5 miles on Monday, then 7.5 miles Wednesday followed by 7 miles Thursday. I’m excited for the day I will not have to wonder how many miles I’m able (or allowed) to do, how many days in a row I can stretch my training to, etc.

I’m also excited for my “running muscles” to come back to life. My 7 miles Thursday was done faster than normal (running with someone), and I had to ask him to slow down (from sub 7’s to 7:30). I can’t remember the last time I’ve had to ask someone that, how embarassing!

Jerry’s official plan, made shortly after the Trials started the week of Feb 20th (~70 miles/week, focusing on 5k/10k speed). I originally looked at that and was like, What? 1 month from the Trials? Seems so long! But turns out that I will needed the entire month – to heal physically, mentally, and to come back into mileage slow enough. Can you say genious?

I’m “allowed” to try 10 miles tomorrow and am so excited :). Hope for continued progress, health, and strength! Mesa will be SO happy! She’s been a bit miserable lately with my lack of running :).

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  1. Thanks, Hailey! I think I needed an injury like this to force me to come back into things slowly & really appreciate it when I did. When is your ultra? How has training for it been going?

  2. Ultra is March 10 – training has been ok – knock on wood. I did 27 on a treadmill yesterday so that has to count for something in being ready mentally, right? :p

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