Saturday, April 26, 2008

5.5 miles, 9:10 pace, hilly roads

This was my first run since McNaughton, two weeks ago. I had mixed results. I could feel the tendons in my leg from the start, they started bothering me after 2 miles. At 3 miles I switched to a fore-foot landing, instead of heal-striking, that made the pain go away. I've been wanting to become a fore-foot striker for about a year now, but it takes a lot of time and practice to build up the strength in the lower legs to be able to do it permanently. So my injury isn't gone, but it's much better, and hopefully it wont be too sore tomorrow, and I can start normal training again. I was going to run the John Bryan 50k tomorrow, but after my run today I've decided that wouldn't be a good idea (I knew before this run that it wouldn't be a good idea, but now I know it would be a REALLY bad idea, lol.)

3 comments:

Liz said...

whew! i'm jealous. i just drill my heels into the ground...

Kim said...

Maybe you're just old. I ran (ok for the first 1 mile) with Gabe Rainwater, who finished the 150 miler at McN. Gabe's all of 19..mebbe 20 now. Mebbe you're just old....

JK Pickle!! Take it easy. I know you will run the Pig hurting or not.

Rob "Buckeye" Powell said...

I am with Kim, You ahve done it now. Your old.