|Waiting for the start of my comeback race in|
March 2015 near St Louis, Missouri.
The pain was significant in multiple areas of the heel and I stopped running and started mountain biking as a means of keeping fit. In March of this year, I resumed jogging, strongly motivated by the opportunity to run, three weeks later, a favourite event in the US for the first time since the mid-1990s. Through experimentation and experience, I have learned to manage the heel in a number of different ways. Much to my astonishment, I have been able to run, relatively uninterrupted, for the last six months and reached a level of fitness sufficient to resurrect the faint hope of running a good marathon time.
The heel still causes me problems, along with all of the other niggles a 64 year old runner endlessly gets, but I am enjoying my running and still seeing improvement. I have picked out a marathon in April of next year, six months away, and will now chart my progress towards that race in this blog. To run a good time, I will have to remain relatively uninjured for the six months, an unlikely prospect. Just restarting the blog makes me feel like I am tempting fate!