Yeah, two posts in one day. I'm waiting for a really slow database query to finish right now, so I decided to mention something else. The hospital where I work (until this coming Friday) has an excellent sports medicine clinic. I have mentioned that before and they continue to impress me every time I see them.
As I've dealt with frustration with this injury, everyone has been very positive that not only will they get me healthy, but also that I'll have a great run at WS. On Friday, the sports med doc told me that I had years of accumulated base training behind me. He told me that I'll probably have a great race because, for once, I won't be overtrained or beat up from excessive training. He said the long-term base will carry me through once I get myself healthy.
The chiropractor told me that he thought it would be two more weeks before I was 100%. I told him that left me with only one week or so to train hard before I have to start tapering. But, he reminded me that my training volume is low now, so I'm not overly beat up at the moment. Because of that, he suggested that I can train hard until 10 days or so from the race, and there's some merit to that.
So, the various people here are putting me back together physically, but they're also working on my brain, convincing me that I still have what I need to pull this off. Next, I have to make myself believe that to be true.