Thursday, March 13, 2008

100%?

You kind of take it for granted when everything is good... but I feel pretty healthy. The side of my foot hasn't been as achy, if achy at all. And, the arch of my foot hasn't been as achy either. I credit that to the break I took and the stretching that I have been doing more often (as well as finding the right shoes). I don't do it religiously, but much more than I ever have... If you're curious, here are the 3 stretches I do:
  1. Hamstring stretch- Put my feet together, and bend straight down and touch my toes (Hold for 10 seconds, 3 times).
  2. Calf/Achilles stretch- Stand on a stair and angle one foot at a 45 degree angle hanging off the stair (Hold for 10 seconds, 3 times for each foot)
  3. Quad stretch- Stand on one foot and pull the other foot up to your butt (Hold for 10 seconds, 3 times for each foot)
Very basic stretches... But, done consistently, they really make a difference.

In running news, I got two more runs in since the last time I logged. I did a four miler on Wednesday with Dave at work. He is faster than me, so I decided to use it as a tempo run. Truth is... we were shooting for 9 minute miles and just went faster than that. He took me on a new route near work and it was a lot of fun. I look forward to running with Dave in the future. Very cool. I also went on a short run today too. Results of both are below.

Wednesday's Run Recap- 3.77 miles, 32:24, 8:36 pace
Thursday's Run Recap- 2.11 miles, 19:03, 9:02 pace

2 comments:

cymrusteve said...

Nice work on the tempo run and the other run.

Question: can you actually touch your toes on your hamstring stretch? I am so inflexible I can only get within a few inches of my toes. I guess practice makes perfect eh?

Good to hear your feeling great!

--Steve

Eric Gervase said...

I can... But, I'm not convinced that my legs are entirely straight. Pretty darn close though. I've always been somewhat flexible. Running has actually made me less flexible.