Yesterday morning I headed out early with a goal of 7 – 8 miles with a couple of running buddies. Right at the 6 mile point, I felt a twinge in my calf right where it was injured previously, so we stopped and walked back about a mile to our cars.
Believe it or not, I was fine with it. For me, it was a tough run with hills and after looking at my times, I’m pleased. I guess when you’re running with folks who are faster, you have no choice but to speed up and yesterday’s run definitely showed a slight increase in my speed. I’m also not worried about my calf. I think I took the hills on a little too strong and I wasn’t wearing my compression sleeve. I’ll need to remember to wear it during tomorrow’s long run.
- 11:21 (may have been better if I remembered to stop my Garmin)
When I look at the breakdown, I realize that I didn’t really run a true tempo run, but I’ll take it anyway. Next week I’ll try and be more conscious of my pace. All in all, I felt pretty good yesterday and I’m starting to get my confidence back. I think I’m moving in the right direction and I can’t ask for more than that.
I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s long run of 18 miles. I just hope my stomach holds up. Apparently, the Greek yogurt I had just a little while ago was expired. I just hope that if it comes back to haunt me, it does it sometime today and not tomorrow during the long run.
According to the Hanson Method, this is right on for a tempo run. But I don’t see a warm up and cool down 🙂
Nice! OK…next week adding warm up and cool doen miles. 🙂
Snake to stop when you did. Good luck with tomorrow’s run.
Meant to say smart, not snake. 🙂