29 Aug '15, 3am

When you're injured, @laurenfleshman found dreams tend to drift away:

Let's just say there were lots of blank spaces in my training log. I enlisted the help of my friend Bob to take over my return-to-running program, since I apparently kept screwing it up when coaching myself. The training plan Bob wrote for me has been painfully gradual, consisting of two to three days of running followed by a day of mountain biking, but the heel pain has been under control for the first time in months, and that's the most important thing. After not doing a workout on the track in more than three months, the day finally came to do something measured. Here's the workout Bob gave me: 1.5 miles (six laps) at 5:20 pace, two laps easy jog recovery, 200 meters (half a lap) in 32 seconds. That 5:20 pace would be a joke for “fit Lauren,” but I hadn't sniffed anywhere near that pace in months. The fast 200 at the end I was less worried about. You can tolerate anythi...

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