I was not 'down' as long therefore I do not have as far to 'come back' from...I'm one big fart from injuring myself again but if I can stay healthy I may be back to normal in as little as two weeks and then build on from there.
Sounded like things went well as far as enjoyment and fun...have you had the 'official ceremony yet?'
Your ten miler was impressive. Day after day of jogging a couple of miles and then you can run a workout like that.
I'm reading Salazar's book '14' cuz he died to fourteen minutes (I'm not sure who timed the 14 minutes). It's actually good and by itself would make me lean towards he's hard-headed and stubborn but seems to be 'honest'...even about his arrogant reputation. But when you read about the evidence against him it seems like the chances of him being guilty of 'tampering' with enhancers.
His dad knew Castro. Lots of weird facts. I have an 'Aunt-in-law' that is a Cuban refugee. Her family was wealthy enough she had a Mercedes when she was 15. His dad was part of the Bay of Pigs planning and attack. He was supposed to be on the second wave but by then it had fallen apart.
I had forgotten a lot of running history...his duel with ole Beardsley was something. ..at Boston.
His dad also knew that Che dude on all the posters. Apparently at first all the rebels wanted to do was overthrow their president Bastia or something...and the dad and grandpa...even tho their family was wealthy...also wanted to overthrow the bum too so they liked and supported Castro...Castro needed help from the Russians and commies and the Salazars did not realize how this was going to affect the revolution.
They were big Catholics and wanted to do some sort of renovation of a church after the revolution and Che turned it down...the dad reached out to Castro and he was really slammed down for doing anything religious. They were done with Castro then...as they had traded one dictator for another. They had interactions with the Kennedy's and were all pretty successful when they moved to the US. Kinda like a movie.
If he's messed with the drug enhancers for his guys (Kara Goucher and her hubby sure are against him now) then it sounds like he's just 'trying to keep up' with other cheaters. Sometimes I wonder how many clean athletes are out there. What might be surprising is if almost all of them are clean.