Sunday, November 11, 2012
FInally got out to walk for the first time in three weeks. My foot's been tight all week, but it eased up when it warmed up. I'm not sure this dependent-on-the-weather thing will bode well for training for April's half marathon...will have to play it by ear. Regardless, we finally broke the 5k mark yesterday--went 4.32 miles. And each mile was under a 20-minute mile pace (still slow, in the 19-19:30/mile range, but...), but we were steady. Today, we got out for a 2.18-mile walk--didn't want to overdo it and flare up my foot. As it is, today's pace was slower than yesterday, but still under 20-minute mile pace. I'll take it.
I'm really not sure if I'll be able to train over the winter. If this past week was any indication, the answer is iffy at best. It was cold at the beginning of the week and I was gimping around. The weekend was warm (low 70s) and my foot feels pretty good, all things considered. However, I don't expect we'll have a mild winter (not after last year's mild winter, anyway)...so not sure how my foot will feel. I'm less optimistic that we'll be ready for the half marathon in April. I just have to see how it goes, I guess. Not much choice...my level of activity right now is directly related to how my foot feels, since i like to do cardio.
But I am proud of myself for getting out there this weekend and getting some walking in! :)