Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The bad foot felt better yesterday, but time didn't allow me to do intervals. Today was a work at home day, with midday sunshine and temps in the mid 60s F. The intervals were a go.
In the six days I took off to rest the foot, I've had plenty of time to think about how to limit the intervals. I decided on 12 cycles of walk 1, run 1:30. That was just a shade too much the last time I did it, and pushing to 13 cycles was definitely too much; but perhaps the foot has healed a little more now?
Got out, and did my walk/run cycles. Planned to follow the same route I did the first time I did these, but I missed a turn and took a slightly different route. That turned out not to be material. I finished running the twelfth cycle at 30 minutes, and had two minutes of walking to get home. Elapsed time, 32:06 to cover 3.82 miles for an average pace of 8:24 per mile.
Got home, and the bad foot didn't complain about much of anything. It still isn't 100%, and in the early cycles it grumbled just a little; but this is looking like the level to hold at for at least a week. I won't do this again tomorrow, because the disicpline right now is not to run on consecutive days. Time to do intervals on Thursday is in doubt, because that's the day I help move my daughter from one apartment to another.
So I'm still kind of playing things by ear. If the foot feels great Thursday evening after moving furniture, I might try some intervals then. Otherwise, it will be Friday.
This is almost like watching paint dry. But I think I can handle the excitement.