I suppose it is time for some updates.
Saw the Surgeon on Monday. He completely discharged me. This felt a little odd, as I don’t see myself as completely recovered. At the same time, I have no concerns that he can address, so I suppose it is appropriate. He said since I am 9 months out of surgery, I can do whatever I want. So all the box squat jumps are alright, as well as speed work, hills, and using the treadmill. He seemed fairly pleased with my progress. I am quite relieved not to have to go back to that office. I really disliked the office girls. I owe so much to my second Physical Therapist for getting me strong enough to support the hip. So, life is good.
Yesterday I tried to run 11. It turned into 4. It was a fairly good 4, but not 11. I still am having a left shin splint type pain since running on the brick surface. It was bothering me, and I think the weather, which was this hideous cloudy gray day, affected me quite a bit. The “good news” here is that I have thursday or Saturday to hit 11. After that I have 12 and then the race. my trainer/coach was very displeased with the cobblestones, so I can run no more races until the half. These little pains, which probably not serious, are slowing me down in training. I went ahead and ordered shin compression sleeves, as I have been spending 99% of my waking moments in my compression tights, and they are tight all over!!
We are doing some awesomely difficult and fun new stuff in training. I admit, sometimes I like a good session better than running!