This weekend we made a surprise visit to Montgomery, AL for the inaugural Montgomery Marathon! This was the first time since last April (and tearing my hamstring) I’ve been able to run a legitimate marathon. I’ve been chomping at the bit to finally run a marathon– most definitely felt like a caged lion ready to break free! Although my hammy still doesn’t feel 100%, I know that like my foot 2 yrs ago… it’s a process getting back to top form and health. I just need to keep plugging with everything I’m doing in terms of rehab, training, and carefully adding back speedwork (which my hammy is gradually tolerating more and more, yeaaa!).
Last week I also went on a busy 4-day trip to Toronto to prepare with the USOC for the 2015 PanAm Games. I flew back on Wed., had a mentally intense work day on Thursday, and hit the road for the road trip to Alabama (thank you to Conor for all the driving and having a nice road trip together!). With last week’s time change, time zone changes, and weird sleeping/eating/training patterns… I haven’t felt this warped/sleep-deprived/jetlagged for quite a while! Not ideal going into a marathon– I now have great appreciation for everything it takes to perform at my best in the marathon! Get your sleep guys if you wanna race at your best!
Thank you to Montgomery Multisport for helping me get a last minute entry and to my Marathonguide.com and Skechers Teammate, Bryan Morseman, for telling me about this race! It was a perfect comeback race! [Read more…]