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Day 33 Rt 66 Challenge: A Week off Presents a Surprise


Friday, November 08, 2013

After a routine 4 mile run about a week and a half ago, I started having pain in my right shin. I stretched, iced and rested it for the last week and a half until I was able to go a couple days pain free. That was probably a little long but I wanted to make sure it was better before I ran on it again.

After reviewing my running log, I realized that my shoes had over 300 miles on them so I was pretty positive that they were the cause. So Wednesday evening when I decided that I would go for a run on Thursday morning, I pulled out my new shoes that have been waiting patiently in my closet and put them with my running gear for the morning. When my alarm went off Thursday morning, I dressed and was out the door. I had already decided that I was going to just do 2 miles and to keep it at a slow comfortable pace so I could “test the waters.”

It felt really good to be back out running (I was going a little stir crazy without my running). I kept to the comfortable pace and constantly assessed how my leg was feeling. My leg felt fine during the run and after and is still doing great today!

While I was logging my run, I discovered that my easy, comfortable pace is around 11:45 minutes/mile! I was a little bit surprised by this because I was so used to 12:30 or more being my pace. It just goes to show that all this hard work that I have been putting in is helping and I am improving.
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MCJULIEO 11/9/2013 6:31PM

    Niiiiiiiice!

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LIVESTRONG2010 11/9/2013 10:05AM

    Awesome!! Are you training for something or just out for the fun?
Teresa

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DDOORN 11/9/2013 9:08AM

    Nice progress! :-)

Don

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BILL60 11/9/2013 9:05AM

    Super!! Don't you love to see the improvement come along unexpectedly? Congrats!!

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TIMOTHYNOHE 11/8/2013 10:43PM

    I did the Route 66 last year. I loved Tulsa. Of course the town closes up and turns out the light around 6:00 PM every night, but I still liked it.

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SHKIRK 11/8/2013 2:35PM

  Great news about your speed !! Before you know it you will be "The Flash" (Ha Ha ) emoticon

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