Did a quick 3.4 this morning, 2 lower loops of Central Park, then it was time for physical therapy. The run was OK, not spectacular, but at leat a lot steadier than Saturday's run. Lots of leg pain and some tightness in the lungs and tons of coughing, enough I had to walk a couple of times due to coughing fits. But overall, a better, steadier run, especially on the second loop, than Sat. But it felt like five miles.
I honestly don't know how, when, or if I'm going to get past these leg pains. Things are being done to address it, and that's about all I can do, but I am beginning to get that sense of doom again, like back in March or April when I realized I wouldn't be running the Nashville whole marathon. I really don't want to fail to run my town.
Physical therapy is comforting in its familiarity, but it sure as hell hurts right now. Even the powerplate hurt, and that's never happened before. Things have got to turn around soon. If there's time tomorrow afternoon, I'll put in about five miles in the park, and hopefully another three or four Thursday morning. If the pains start to lessen, I'm going to attempt those 16 miles again on Friday. Ambitious, I know, but I don't see me realistically getting a long run in this weekend - travel plans.
On the plus side, the weather right now is just about perfect. Rain is forecast, but I'm hoping that's just a threat, not a promise.