Love this time of the year ...
- Four Day Weekend
- Turkey and Stuffing
- Comfortable Temperatures
- Turkey Trot!
... and gravy, did I mention the gravy?
Annie, Elizabeth, Bobby, Dave, Jenn, and me will be running the GE Run Thru the Woods 5 mile race for the 4th consecutive year. I have set a PR in each of the previous 3 years and can guarantee that minor streak will end on Thursday morning.
Ever since being recovered from the Epstein Barr Virus it has been quite the battle trying to rebuild fitness. The virus attacked my immune system and in doing so decimated my cardiovascular system. It was bad. After getting a clean bill of health from my doctor the meat-head in me figured I'd pick up right where I left off only losing a little of the Ironman fitness. Those of you that have suffered through viral infections are probably chucking right now because you are well aware that is just not the case.
What used to be an extremely easy pace now feels like a Lactate Threshold run and this dramatic loss of fitness has been quite difficult to wrap my head around. The reality is that I am now slow. Basically back to square one in the aerobic building machine department.
So, I really have only one option for the foreseeable future - Bust Ass and Rebuild.
However, I am one that likes accountability so a clear, definable goal is needed: 1 Hour PR (10:59) @ Ironman Florida.
And at the least it should be interesting for y'all to follow along and see how this little journey ends up.
Have any of you ever been in a similar situation? How did you cope?
Thanks for Reading,