It has been a very long time since I have felt like I was running and I can finally say I (think) I am back! I struggled with some nagging IT band issues that really had me not running much for the months of February through May. Then June I was still recovering from the Ironman so my mileage was low.
But now I feel like I am back! I am doing speed and tempo workouts, and while they are not as fast as they used to be, I am doing them, having fun, and not feeling any pain!
My goal is to get my running back and PR in Boston in April. I want to run <3:30 and I have a long way to go to get to that! For now I want to concentrate on my 10K plan (never thought I would do that!) and get my monthly mileage back up to 100+ miles a month.