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Thursday Intervals

Thursday, May 09, 2013

It's Thursday, a work at home day and normally a day to run at noon. Well, these days "run" means run/walk intervals; but it's closer to running than to walking.

The sore leg felt almost normal this morning, and RunKeeper reported my pace on the pre-work walk at a few seconds under a 14 minute mile. Okay, I'm healthy enough for intervals. But I have conference calls around the lunch hour like bookends.

Fortunately, the morning conference call was short. I was able to get a good start at lunch and do the planned 30 minutes of run 4, walk 1. It came out to 4.06 miles, for an average pace of 7:23 per mile. The leg felt normal at the start, like I could just run; but I held to the discipline and took the walking breaks. I learn slowly, but I do learn: Just because I *can* do something today doesn't mean I *should* do it today. Progress is made by building a base, not by setting new records each time.

Afterwards, the leg announced itself, but not terribly loudly. The parts that have been bothering me for quite a while aren't complaining. Instead, I have a sore thigh muscle that first acted up when I mowed the lawn after intervals a week ago. I don't know the name of the muscle, but this one has been weak/sore before. If I just don't overdo things, it will get better.

When I got home, I noticed that the lawn could stand to be mowed again, 3 days after I mowed the last time. This isn't happening today. Maybe tomorrow, which is a non-running day, assuming I get dry enough weather.

I'm becoming more optimistic about getting back to running continually. If the leg feels perfectly healthy tomorrow, I might try a real run on Sunday. But if there's any indication that it isn't 100%, I should hold to intervals on Sunday. I'm committed to running 3.5 miles on Tuesday May 21, and I definitely don't want to push too far before then.
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ON2VICTORY 5/10/2013 6:11PM

    7:23 mile pace... Wow, you are done by the time I just got done warming up... Kenyans, take note and fear!

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BBECKER1955 5/10/2013 6:18AM

    Sounds like you have a pretty good handle on it!

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RUN4FOOD 5/9/2013 9:05PM

    Sounds like you are ready for your 5K so I would error on the side of caution instead of pushing too hard at this point.

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MSLZZY 5/9/2013 9:03PM

    Smart move all the way around.

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ONEKIDSMOM 5/9/2013 8:47PM

    Protect your race. Don't forget to taper! You want to be a coiled spring on the 21st. 'nuff said.

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