If I do run again this season, the Nationals are actually longer than 7 weeks away. The 400m prelims are Aug. 2, that's 7 weeks from Thurs. I hope to run the TN State meet which is 4 weeks from Sat - 7/14. If I do the TN meet, I may run the 800m and/or the 400m. I will still be training and rehabbing at that point.
Like last time I injured myself, I've taken the opportunity to eat the forbidden foods... bread, potatoes, chips, and all that stuff. But I'm still hanging about 145 lbs. I hope to burn some calories this week on my bike, walking the stadium stairs, weights, and swimming. Optimistically, I could return to the track in a week for some easy 800s, but that might be pushing it. This injury still needs assessment.
In the world of Track and Field ... another big name sprinter returned to action:
Tyson Gay ran his first 100m race in a year: 10.00 No problems or injuries for him. He was really nervous about racing again after hip surgery. I can relate to that. It is psychologically difficult to race knowing that part of your body may fail and break. I can imagine that's what it will feel like to run the 100m again.