Monthly Archives: May 2010

There and Back Again

This past Saturday I did my first 7 mile run. Of course this set a new PR (75′ 47″) for 10k mileage, since I have never run that distance before. It was a good run, and I felt pretty good throughout. I will probably hover here on long runs (between 5-7 miles) for a while, and work on improving my speed. I would really like to get my 10k time down to around 70 minutes, but I’m not sure how feasible that is. My fastest pace right now is 5.5 but that is on runs of 3.5 miles or less. However, I think if I really work I can get to that speed on a longer run. We’ll just have to see. Needless to say, I’m pretty happy with just having COMPLETED a 7 miler! This week also marked the completing of a 4 mile run during one of my short weekly runs. I hope to make 4 miles a consistent distance for my runs during the week.

We are heading to IL this week to hang out with my family. I’m actually looking to my long run on Saturday, as area my family lives in has a great trail, for biking, running and walking that I’m going to try out! I’ll let you know how that goes.

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R & R

I think it’s some time for some R&R. While running on Monday, I had a little “tweak” in my left calf. I didn’t really pay attention, but then yesterday and today I was feeling it again and it didn’t “run out”. I felt this same thing when I first started running and it became a really big deal and I had to take of a couple of weeks to let it rest and heal, so I’m going to be proactive! I was looking back through my journal and noticed that the last time I took any amount of time off of running was back a week 9. Seeing as how this is week 19, I think it’s time to take a couple of days off. I don’t want to aggravate my calf anymore than necessary, and I don’t want it to become something that I have to take extended time off for. I’m still going to lift weights, but am probably going to totally rest my legs (we’ll see) at least until Tuesday of next week. I’m hoping that by taking action now, it will prevent me from really hurting later. Don’t worry, I shall return, I’ve come too far to stop now!! On another note, I set a new PR today for 5k mileage- 33:29! WooHoo!