As you know, I've been hobbled up recently with my aching IT band following the marathon. I've iced, stretched, foam rolled, taken ibuprofen, seen general doctors, and running specialists. Its now been approximately 4 weeks since I became the unproud owner of "the world's tightest IT band".
Well you know what? I ran today. I ran 4 miles. Not much by most standards, but relative to where I've been coming from, this was by far the most I've run since the injury, and by far the fastest pace I've run. I did not push the pace too much, but I ran at a quick pace and averaged 8:15/mile. This is HUGE news for me. This means I can keep progressing until I get back to running longer distances. And, I'm only a little more than 2 weeks out from my first race of the season, the Columbia Triathlon, so this is the confidence booster I needed.
And oh yea, before my run today, I biked an all out 25 miles. So my run was a brick right off the bike. Sweetness.
Its on...its so on...like donkey kong...