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Nice run today

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Saturdays are typically my long run days (no work conflicts, etc), and so I had set two goals for today's run: 1) Run at least 5 miles; and 2) If my legs still had life in them, go for a total of 6 miles. Of particular concern is my right knee, which is not feeling 100% at the moment. I'm sure if I saw a Dr, they would tell me to take it easy for a spell, but I'm not quite ready to do that just yet.

So I purposely ran at a slow pace -- first two miles at 6.0 mph, then then next 4 at an average of 6.25 mph. And instead of a set amount of time ration between running and walking, I did it by distance -- .50 mile run / .05 mile walk. Just something different to change it up.

The slower pace definitely helped my knee. Hit the 5 mile mark feeling very good, so it was easy to get that last mile in to hit the 6 mile mark.

I have a 5K race coming up in two weeks, so I really want my legs to be fresh. I think sometimes I over train, so we'll see if this new philosophy helps.
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MOBYCARP 3/2/2014 8:55PM

    Running slower than I can has been a hard thing to learn, but it's definitely helping with recovery from injury. Running at what feels like an amble may not be as satisfying as running at tempo pace, but it beats not running at all, which seems to be the alternative.

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POSITIVE41 3/2/2014 5:27AM

    It felt great to be out running ahead of the next storm. Sometimes I get too focused on my time and not enough on the enjoyment of running. :)

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TXPATRIOT 3/1/2014 11:37PM

    Love it!

Great job!

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RUN4FOOD 3/1/2014 8:57PM

    Sounds like a good run and you're listening to your body, that's a good thing.
Hope you 5K goes well.

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GREENGENES 3/1/2014 8:11PM

    Way to go!

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CHUBRUB3 3/1/2014 6:43PM

    Great job Patrick!
Hugs,
Angela

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