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8/19/13 11:03 A

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Just be careful, please!
I test myself on Saturday - if I can't do the 20 miler, I'll have to think about whether or not to attempt Wineglass.

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8/18/13 10:19 P

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Way to go, back running and being careful.

I am looking forward to reading your 16 mile run and strategies

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8/18/13 10:54 A

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So sorry about the break. Glad it's healing pretty well and you are able to start running again without problems. I can only imagine how good that felt!

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Good to hear the first run didn't cause any problems....

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Catherine, sorry I missed your broken arm also.
I have little doubt you will be back up to plan in no time, even with this extra challenge.

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My 20 mile run was a big jump in mileage, but I did okay by walking more and starting slowly. I'm so glad you did not have wrist pain. I think you'll be surprised at how soon you are back to normal.

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Wow! How did I miss your fall? So sorry. I am glad to find that you are feeling better. You have a good plan walking part of your 16 miles tomorrow. I may have to do that a little bit myself with my half coming up in a month.

Just curious -- did you try wearing your watch on your good arm?

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SATURDAY (8/17)
Easy Run
Distance: 5.1 miles
Intervals: Mixed
Location: Ledge Mtn
Enjoyment Level: 3 (out of 3)

Miles Splits: 21:46 / 12:25 / 11:34 / 11:05 / 17:06

Notes: It has been two weeks since I broke my arm and had surgery to repair it. I haven't run since the day before I fell, so 16 days. That's the longest I've gone without a run in a long, long time. I don't really remember how long ago it was that I had this extended a break. It may be as long ago as early 2011 when I got bronchitis.

The doctor gave me the green light to run this week, once the splint was off, but for a variety of reasons, I haven't been able to get out there. So today was, finally, the day.

My plan for this first run was just to take it easy and see how it felt. We are having some (very slightly) cooler weather at the moment, and it was a nice morning, even though I did not get up particularly early. The sun was warm, but the air was cool, even hinting a little that fall is only a month or so away. So in the shade, it was very comfortable. Not so much in the sun, but not too bad either.

I have not been able to wear a watch all week. It's not that the incision is painful (it isn't), but the swelling in the forearm and wrist seems to make the skin sensitive to the touch. So I wasn't sure what to do about my Garmin. Fortunately, I woke up this morning to find that the swelling had finally gone down noticeably over night. I put on a wrist sweat band to buffer between the watch and my arm and strapped the watch on. I could just barely get the band closed -- 3 holes from the end, which shows just how much larger my arm is than usual. But once strapped on, the watch did not bother me, either from the pressure of the band or the weight of the watch. The only time I noticed it was on the walk home. When I run, I keep my hands more or less at heart level. When I walk, my hands are hanging down along my sides. I could tell that because of this, the swelling had increased. I raised my arm for the rest of the way home.

I set the Gymboss to :15/:45, but just for some time context. I ran mostly by feel, monitoring my breathing to make sure I was keeping it easy. My legs felt great, which is not too surprising. And overall, I felt pretty good. But I could tell that my energy level was not 100%, again not too surprising since my body has got other healing work to do besides helping me run.

I need to do a long run tomorrow. I have a marathon coming up on 6 October and I need to get back on some sort of preparatory schedule. In the plan I had laid out before the fall, I should be running 16 miles tomorrow. However, I fell just before I could get in a scheduled 12 mile run, so that's really the distance my legs are ready for. Since my concern at the moment is just to get some miles back on my legs, my plan for tomorrow is to cover the 16 miles by walking the first four and then running 12. If I need to walk more, I will.

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