What happened? I'm not entirely sure. Much of it has to do with my left leg being stronger than the right. I'm not sure how that came to be, possibly a lingering effect of having fractured my right foot a year ago and relying so much on my left leg, enough such that even a year later my left leg was stronger than my right, leading to an imbalance? That's my current theory. Nonetheless, I'm working with a physical therapist, who has given me exercises to help strengthen my right leg.
I am back to running, but it's limited so far. I am being very conservative. Today was my longest run since the injury, two miles, pain-free. I have strict instructions that the second I feel any pain that I am to stop running and rest for another several days. Luckily, in the past few days of running, there has been no pain.
That said, unable to run, I have started picking up my cycling, and have done a couple of good challenging rides, gearing up for the Mulholland Challenge 120 in April. I have also started swimming more, and have taken on the challenge of swimming 24 times during the month of February.
Here's a video that Fortius Racing Team coach Ray Barrios took of me swimming:
Lots of swim technique things to work on.
So, with good healing, I should be ready for the Chesebro Half Marathon on March 28. This should give me plenty of time to recover.