Changed the name of the blog back to what it was. It looks like I'll do two road races in May and a long trail race in the summer. Training starts this Saturday; it'll be four weeks without running a step before that, time that I've dedicated to treating pesky injuries.
I'm going to have to try a new (for me) approach. I've always been a fairly high mileage runner, but my body just won't let me do that any more, so I'm going with a low mileage, but high intensity program. This is something I could do when I was a teenager, but attempts to run short and fast has led to problems in the past few years, so I have to be very closely focused to make it work.
Thoughts start with Jack Foster, who ran a 2:11 marathon at age 41 on about 70 miles per week and then did a 2:20 at age 50 on about 50 miles per week in three runs (plus some serious cycling). There's the masters marathon schedule Brad Hudson has with three days of running and the Furman FIRST schedule ("Run Less, Run Faster") that also is only three days per week. The point is, when you run, you have to run HARD.
It's a crapshoot - but it looks like my only option to un-retire.
In unrelated news, my favorite model got an ad (and I hear she got married - shame, really, as I thought I really was a good match for a 27 year-old hair model who lives on another continent).
RIP Steve Wilkinson
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