IM Email

There's no need to give any background, you'll get it from my reply. You might not agree with all of it, and I am obviously biased, but I think that the below is something a lot of athletes could heed/read.

OK. So the 'pow-wow' is tomorrow. Let me know what the suggestions are. The thing about injuries, whether chronic or acute, is that you generally have to be pro-active and/or re-active when it comes to dealing with them. No one is getting younger. So, that last 5% of crap that you know you need to need to do. I say that generally as I have been trying to do the same this year. Take care of myself and do that annoying 5% of stuff that needs to get done. No amount of praying that it will get better and then sitting around doing nothing about it will help it move along. Does that make sense? Again, generally speaking here.

I know it gets old me telling you that there is a long time till IMCZM, but there is a long time till CZM. How many have you done? After Jack's we can try some other 'training' on the run to help get some fitness or confidence back. They key though is to look at what you can do and what you can control right now. So, knock the swim and bike workouts out of the park.

The way I see it, you need to be ready for IM training starting October 1. That is still a full 8 weeks away. 8 weeks. 45-60 minutes of running now could easily be 90 minutes of pain free running then. You need to be ready for the IM to be here about the first week of November. In other words, if you are saying in mid-September "I really wish this IM was here" that is too early.