An easy 6-miles, 37:34. Hilly, but perfect running temps. Stacked some wood too.
Now that I'm finally healthy and have the bug back, I am looking forward to using some of the training that coach Hatch gave me. With the training I already had in place and his ideas I'm going to get faster. It's been a long 2 years. I remember lining up and running the harvest 1/2 marathon in Oct. of 2011 and easily running 1:09:30 and thinking in a few weeks I was going to go to Manchester and totally destroy the field. A week later something happened a few hours after I'd done a great 16-miler on the MDI marathon course finishing the final 4 miles in 20:39. But hours later all of a sudden I couldn't walk and my leg started swelling up. Weird unexplained things contnued to happen and taking weeks off at a time didn't help. Injuries go away when you let them heal but this was something else. A year of testing and $15,000 down the drain my new doctor finally decided to test my iron levels. Simple as that was the other doctors never did it. By then I was mentally fried and had no desire to train. It took the better part of the next year to get my iron levels right by playing around with different dosages of iron. In the meantime I had bought a house with Autumn, gone back to college and gotten the best job ever. I kept waiting for the running bug to come back and every once in a while this summer I'd think I was getting it but it was not the case. But I know I've got it now. Even Autumn says so. She may be happier about it than I am. Now it's up to me to keep it going and get a a few months of training in. But everyone is going to see me in the race results soon and I don't plan on losing.