The amazing thing about irregular thread stalking and lurking is that all your tiny, unnoticeable increments in training and performance become dramatically evident to me. It's like a niece or nephew that you only see on birthdays and each time they are so much taller!
Thanks for the well wishes all, but I think I have to congratulate myself on pulling CB out of lurkerdom!
BBB, Ultimate was a mad, mad sport that I loved to death - or at least to injury. I retired at 25 when my Anterior Cruciate Ligament broke. But for the cross of fitness and pace it was the ultimate and something a fitness coach could really get his teeth into.
Sorry to hear about all the injuries, but 'tis the season to have a gentle comeback. Time spent in the gym or stretching at home will reap dividends across the summer. Nobody wants to be doing that x-country stuff, do they??
Not sure about trail, Duck. It seems that surfaces around me weren't soft enough when I started getting the discomfort, and I have plenty of fields and mud. However, I will be trying on those surfaces if I do try running again, but will be making sure my weight is down and strength is up before even considering seeing if I can manage it. As with Alehouse, I think I'm going to take up walking until I'm sure it's not a problem. Swim/bike? Does it exist? At least one thing is determined for me; although it's been there in the back of my mind for years, and I always protested I never wanted to do one, now it's settled that I never have to do an Ironman.
Good training all, get well, get better, get best. I'll lurk on occasion...
Passion for those things... well, if running is a steady girlfriend, cycling is her mother, and swimming is her grandmother. And please, just assume that I am a normal bloke, and you get the gist.
Dr D!!, I just looked back! You mentioned me! I will miss beating that 3 hour mark, but it may never be. I'll always remember loving the event and the effort, and having done the best I could. We'll see how things work out...