Monday, March 16, 2015

I Live in Iowa: Week 195

Ugh, well that week is over. Ha, not a good week. Wednesday learning I had a stress fracture/stress reaction was a huge let down. I mean, that was the consensus so far, but when the specialist says it, it basically means, yep, you're not running like normal for quite awhile. This puts a damper on my goals for the world championships for sure.

Work was work. Overall, big picture it's going really well. We're probably going to become the model for other programs, but from the trenches we made so many mistakes, and to a small extent continue to make mistakes. I have learned so much through the process. 

Wednesday when I wrote, "I'm Broken, Again" it started off very factual and ended up quite personal and emotional. I have deleted articles like that before, but I kept it because I am not the first person to go through something like this and I want to lay out my decisions for others that end up in my situation to see. Desiree Linden had nearly an identical issue before the 2012 Olympic marathon, although I would call her injury much more serious. You can search for her story. The thing is we work so hard to get here, it's not the kind of thing you just cancel at the first sign of an issue. 

About the shortest weekly summary ever.  I ran only twice for a total of 14.7 miles and I bicycled the other five days for about 110 miles, all outside. It warmed up into the 50s this past week. I hope you had a more positive week than me.  

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