This weekend I was to run in a 24 hour race. I will be a volunteer at the Sole Challenge 24 Hour Race rather than a participant.
An injury that showed up about 2 months ago has brought a change of plans. Easing my training did not resolve the problem - some lower leg overuse issues. I have been going to physical therapy for 4 weeks and managing about 20 percent or less of intended or even normal mileage. Just as PT was helping my leg, I twisted my back and that problem has been worse than the original complaint. My back now is pretty close to normal again and today I had a normal kind of run/workout for the first time in weeks.
If the recovery is not derailed, I will run a trail race as part of a relay team in mid June. I am signed up for the Marine Corps Marathon in late October and expect to run it with Matt. And I have registered for the JFK 50 Miler in November as a replacement for the 24 hour race and for something drive my training.
I am more familiar with changing plans by adding more to my schedule. This time I had a lesson in patience.