I did a lot of testing of the ankle/fibula. Run 10 minutes every other day and if that was doable I would then run 20 and it would swell and the bone would ache- back to the elliptical. Finally I was doing 20 min treadmill run +40 minute Elliptical to make a 1 hour run (sort of ) Did a lot of that and when the ankle/fibula was sore did more Elliptical and less running. Personally I despise the treadmill but it was key in rehab as I was able to step off when the pain started but still continue my workout. It is hard to quit ruining, walk home and drive to the gym - and you don't really get the 1 hour cardio. So I was a gym rat for a good 6 weeks....Once I was at 30 minutes running regularly I remained outside as I have 10 month old Vizsla who is a runner by nature and needs to run....and well the dog and Elliptical don't really work. 4 legs, 2 pedals...just cannot see it. Pretty soon I was pushing the runs to 45 min and one day I was elated....yeah 5+ miles and then was deflated thinking another 21 miles is a long ways off.
But I increased slowly 10-15% per week and now I am to 1:45 run.... I never run over 2:15 for an Ironman so I am within range....So I have re-committed. IMLP is ON!!! I still have 7 weeks and surely will get there..... it will not be ideal as far as run fitness but I think it will be pretty darn close, close enough that I am willing to toe the line and go for it!
So it as been Ironman training....6 hour rides, long runs, 4000 meter swims....and I LOVE it all. I am particularly pleased to have such a dedicated and flexible running partner. He is game for 5 miles or 12, prefers the trails but is happy to chug along on the street as well. He sometimes pushes the pace but understands that 2 legs is harder than 4.
Speaking of Lake Placid....we have room in our house. With the kids going to China....we have 3 extra rooms in an awesome house! Walking distance to the start and finish and a really nice place.
Dates are July 19-29....$1000 per room for the week- even if you don't stay all week - it is a great deal! Hotels are starting at $250/night and then you have to eat all your meals out. Please have anyone interested contact me.....but NOTE, athletes only or people willing to be in bed by 8 and up early Thursday - Sunday....after Ironman anything goes!!!