The only problem with the 3:15 training plan are the pace's I'm supposed to run. It's a 16 week program and the first workout is speedwork on the track where I'm supposed to run 2x1600 at 6:12 pace! My fastest mile last year was 6:00 and that was just 1 mile. I have to do 2 of them back to back. I suppose running a 3:15 will not come easy so I'll buck up and see what I can do.
My current plan is to ice and massage my leg twice a day from now until mid-August when I will start the program. I will only run 1-2 times per week from now until then while I try to get over this pain. If I don't fix this leg pain the program will fail before it even starts. I am putting all my hope in the new orthotics once I get the leg rested and healed. My shoe dealer (who is also a pediatrist) was very confident that my old orthotics were causing the injury to re-occur. Oh how I hope he's right.
I'm heading out of town again tomorrow. I will be in the north land for a week then I will be in Florida for a week. I will be "working" on the gulf coast. This will make it very hard not to run a lot of miles but I will have to control myself if I want to succeed. Wish me luck.
Thanks for listening