TITLE: On the Road Again AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: August 04, 2004 12:38 PM DESC: the poison ivy is gone ----- BODY: After nine days off and missing one week's worth of mileage (43 in all), I ran again on Sunday. I was scheduled for 16 miles, but after the layoff I decided to try only 12. That was still pretty aggressive; the body loses stamina in nine days. I survived, if a bit more tired than usual, and have now jumped back into my regular training schedule. I'm running slower than in the recent past, but the speed will come back with time. I'm just glad to be able to run again! -----