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No intervals on Saturday


Saturday, October 06, 2012

I was going to do walk/run intervals today. The plan was to do 10 cycles of walk 1, run 2, which would be a repeat of Tuesday and Thursday. It didn't happen.

I woke up to raindrops on the roof. The rain stopped before full daylight, but the temperature remained very autumnal. It was a much better day for running than for walking, so I was glad it was an interval day instead of a walking day. But the bad foot grumbled noticeably during my light jogging up and down the hallway while fixing breakfast.

I debated. I wanted to do those intervals, and I believe I could have done them. But the foot is clearly a little worse than it was at the start of the week. I ended up deciding it was time to give the foot another day of rest. I'll see how it is tomorrow, and either do the intervals tomorrow or just skip today entirely and start again on Tuesday.

Other than the mild disappointment of missing what passes for a run these days, it was a pretty good Saturday. I didn't accomplish much, but I didn't feel pressured either. I reflected that it's a good thing I bagged the 5K on the 28th; it's a lot easier to take an extra day off for the foot if I don't have a commitment to run in three weeks.

It's okay if it takes me into November, or even into December, to get to where I can run continually. The point is to get there, not to take a run at it (pun intended) and come up lame.
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NWFL59 10/7/2012 8:24AM

    Glad you had a stress free day. emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/7/2012 6:23AM

    Those debates and finding the balance... doing a bit of that here, too. Glad you had the chance to give it a rest. Good luck and listen to it, today.

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GREENGENES 10/6/2012 10:25PM

    Do you think some of the foot issue today might be weather related? I don't know what your injury was but I remember when I broke my arm several years ago I often felt a significant ache on rainy days which lasted for quite a while.

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