Ghost of Igloi wrote:
Doing well. Therapy steroids caused about 25 pounds of weight gain. I have dropped a third of that. When I completed chemo June 7th it was tough to jog 100 meters. This morning I ran 5 x 800m tempo @ 4:12 average with 2 minutes rest. Running and walking six days a week covering 30 miles with about 25 of it running. Weights and core two of the recovery days. Actually if I can avoid a relapse I am pretty motivated to race competitively. Statistically if things go bad for me it will turn negative over the next year. On the good side I had several positives going into treatment which included good blood work and no bone marrow involvement. I also had positive response throughout treatment.
How about your running? If I recall you begin to gear back up in the fall.
That's good news - must have been frightening when you were so weak. And tough living with this over your head. But good news that the response has been good.
I'm really struggling - far behind where I was last year. I'm not injured and I feel fine - I'm just slow. Part of it is the heat - it's been a very hot and humid August where I am.
But I'm looking forward to the challenge - I really like the higher intensity work - much more than long slow runs. So putting my head down and bulling through two workouts per week is actually an attractive future for me.
I have a big race in a month, but can't see that going very well. But we'll see. Lots of good chances to race fast this fall.