Weak (sic) One of Training
I’m now officially in the eighteen week Higdon Training program in preparation for the Sacramento California International Marathon in December. I slowly picked up mileage (post injury) over the last six weeks to have enough stamina, leg strength and core strength to endure 500 miles of marathon training.
My two most significant tests over the last couple of weeks have been working with a number of training groups and elite runners. Test number one was going out for my longest run in six months—a 10 mile (long) run with Rocky Mountain Road Runners two weeks ago. The group met at REI in downtown
Test number two was going out for a “bluffs” run near Daniel’s Park/Highlands Ranch with one of my running buddies; Tim Wolfe. Tim is a 3:00
I’ve still felt some minor discomfort in my lower left leg and followed up the previous two runs with a visit to “Dr. Death’s (Mark Plaatjes) ” partner, “The Queen of Pain (Heather)” last week for a dose of deep tissue massage. I’ve coupled those treatments with ice, some compression (McDavid’s leg wrap,) TENS electronic stimulation treatment at home, and daily Calcium/Vitamin D.
Ironic that my first official training week started on Sunday’s Sports section article on Olympic speed skater, Allison Baver. Allison suffered a nasty broken fibula in February in