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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Back to It - RunLog 10-15-15

After 4 days of no running, I gotta admit that I was chomping at the bit, to get back at it.

However, I also said that if there was any pain or discomfort from my most recent escapade in stoopidity that I would not run.

Guess what - no pain and the more I walked on it this morning, the better it felt!!!!

I figured that I would play it safe and go to the gym, run on the treadmill, instead of running outside.
That way I could lift weights and do other things if, my foot started to bother while running.

I didn't plan on going very fast and believed that I would do a mile or two and not push the foot too much - you know to be smart about things.

Well, the best-laid plans of mice and men - then there is the Harold planning style.

What did I do?

  • 0.5 @ 7.2 mph - easy warm-up. Nothing hurt and I felt like I had plenty of energy
  • 0.5 @ 7.6 mph - still no pain and felt really good
  • .25 @ 7.7 mph - this is where planning according to Harold goes into effect
  • .25 @ 8.6 mph - no problem
  • .25 @ 7.7 mph - feeling good
  • .25 @ 8.6 mph - 2.0
  • .25 @ 7.7 mph
  • .25 @ 8.6 mph
  • .20 @ 7.7 mph
  • .10 @ 8.6 mph
  • .10 @ 8.7 mph
  • .10 @ 8.8 mph
  • .10 @ 9.1 mph - 3.1
  • .10 @ 7.2 mph
  • .10 @ 7.6 mph
  • .10 @ 7.7 mph
  • .10 @ 7.7 mph
  • .10 @ 7.8 mph  
  • .10 @ 8.6 mph
  • .10 @ 8.7 mph
  • .10 @ 8.8 mph
  • .10 @ 9.1 mph

I felt strong throughout the whole run and the foot didn't bother me at all. Yeah, I was hyper-sensitive about how it was feeling and would have shut it down without any second thoughts if my right foot began to bother at all.

Yeah, this was a prime example of planning by Harold, luckily my love of running fast didn't result in any problems - well other than Harold being Harold - yet again.

The last 4 days off was the most that I have taken off in a row this year and it did feel good, but I love to run and as soon as my foot was feeling fine, it was time to run. It did surprise me that it didn't hurt at all, after how it was feeling yesterday, but hey - I will take it.

Hell, I even lifted weights a bit after the run.  I know shocking isn't it.

The best part is that 8 hours later, it still feels fine.

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  1. Excellent - glad to hear things are feeling better and you had a good workout :)

    And I think that speaks to your fitness level and also your awareness that perhaps you don't quite 'bounce' like you used to :)

    1. Yeah, sometimes you just have to take a couple of days off to let things heal, but I am going to push the envelope for as long as I can - that Harold beng Harold thing.


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