It took awhile but I finally made it to 200 miles for the year. Of course the injury and over 10 weeks of no running were to blame, but I am getting back to it. I think I will even get over 100 miles for April. Usually I am around 500 miles by this time of year. I have no ambitions of "catching up" though. That may have been part of the problem, too many miles.
I passed 200 on my long run this weekend. Paul and I ran a 15 miler Saturday morning. Paul had just completed to Whideby Island Marathon last weekend but wanted to do another long run this weekend. So since he was a bit tired from that one, he didn't mind running a little slower in case there was a problem with my knee/IT Band. We took a slightly hilly course but it is a nice trail. Turns out I was able make it the whole 15 miles without pain.
I did start to lose it a bit after 13. Seems my endurance was lost a bit over my break. Paul and I did finish with a pace just under 9:00 so that isn't too bad. I may get in an even longer run next weekend but that depends on how far a friend of mine wants to go.
Things are looking up for a few late spring races I want to do now that I can go the distance without pain.
Keep on Running!!!