Today is the first day that I have run where I felt like I could have gone a lot faster. Ran faster AND felt like I could run faster - FINALLY!! Of course I didn't, but it's nice to know I may be back to normal soon.
Because my ding is triggered by the eccentric contraction, I dropped the ankle weights for now. And then I decided not to use the sled. Why?
I've run sleds forever and the benefits are great. But I feel like until I can run all of my workouts naturally at full speed, that I'm not gaining anything from going to sleds.
The bottom line is that I have all but lost the ability to run fast flat running for any distance. My posture is uncomfortable unless I'm leaning forward and accelerating. I need to get this run posture and body balance back at high speeds before adding sleds again. That's my present operating theory anyway. Have a great day and thanks for your support! Bubba
Billy Idol - "Flesh or Fantasy" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw1oM7LBbxE This came on when I was running today and the first thing I thought was, "It would be a fantasy to think my flesh (body) would finally cooperate with my goals". Enjoy!