Forgive me father for I have sinned. It’s been several weeks since my last post. In fairness, I have been laying low, recuperating from the trials and tribulations of Hardman. The knee is acting up. I tried a run the Saturday after the race (a week later), and it was painful after less than a kilometre and I had to pull up and walk.
I have been out with Mark a couple of times, but the last time, I went on the bike. As I joked to Mark, we can pretend I am the coach. Every time we pass a few joggers, I shout out “Come on Mark, that was a four minute mile… we need to pull our socks up…”
Anyway, the knee feels better now, and I have a plan to hit the gym for some core work and targeted exercises for IT band injuries. Once I have a few weeks of that under my belt, I will tentatively ease myself back into light running again. I miss it.
In the meantime, here is a race report from the guy who placed third in the event. For no particular reason other than interesting coincidence, we shared the same swim time.