I've just returned from my travels overseas, which ended up being about 3 months instead of the 1 month I had originally planned. Needless to say, I am exhausted. But I am also ready to start another season of training and racing. I can feel it already that this year is going to be difficult, but in a fun way.
After Leadville, I spent almost a month recuperating from the I.T. band injury I aggravated during the race. Then, just as the pain started to subside, I nearly broke my ankle in Chamonix, France. That also took a while to heal. So, the injuries combined with the constant travel have made it extremely difficult to train the way I want to.
But, now that I'm back in the USA, I can fully focus my attention on getting stronger and faster. It will definitely help that I am now living with a potential 2:15 marathoner, Tommy Neal.
For now, I'm in New York City visiting my parents, and dodging a barrage of people on my daily runs through central park. And even though this drives me crazy, its almost helpful to be here to fully appreciate the place I will be training this year, Colorado Springs.
So here are some pics from my travels.... and more posts will be coming soon (and on a more regular basis, I promise).