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Good run today!

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Slowly but surely, I'm getting back to a normal running schedule. With just a one day break from Tuesday's 3 mile run, today I got in a nice 4.40 mile run in 50 minutes, which includes a 3 minute warm up walk and a 3 minute cool down walk. Staying with the 2 minute run / 1 minute walk interval, although I did have to add a little extra walk time in that 3rd mile!

The important part is no pain in my Achilles tendon during the run, and so far none since I completed my run (4 hours ago).

I still have not signed up for a 5K race since the injury in July, but thinking I may try to find a local one for the later part of October. In any case, it just feels good to get out there and run again pain free!

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PDQ1203 10/4/2013 6:43AM

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5BADDOGS 10/3/2013 11:07PM

    Glad you're on the mend and back out on the road!

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MOBYCARP 10/3/2013 8:14PM

    Yes, it feels wonderful to run pain free. This is the time of greatest danger, when testosterone can talk us into doing something our bodies can't yet handle. Be aware of that, and stick to your recovery discipline.

Know yourself. Can you stick to your interval discipline in the context of an organized race? If so, it might be fun to do a 5K. If not, you want to wait for the organized 5K until your body can handle what your testosterone will drive it to do in a competitive situation.

You *will* come back. The only question is, how gradually will you arrive?

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CHUBRUB3 10/3/2013 7:29PM

    Slow and steady!
Great job Patrick!
WTG!
Hugs,
Angela



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STUDLEEJOE 10/3/2013 5:47PM

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