Thursday, April 3, 2008

Not bad...

It's clear that Tuesday's run was just fatigue from a tough workout on Sunday. Today's run went much better. I went out over lunch and got (almost) 5 miles in with Dave. Dave wanted to go a little easier (about 9 minute miles). For me, 9 minute miles aren't fast, but they aren't "easy" either. So, today was a nice test and progress for sure...

We went through some neighborhoods near work that I haven't seen before as well as "under the bridge" and out through a much more residential area. Dave lives near work... so he's a good running partner (well, more reasons than that). He knows a lot of good routes and I enjoy the conversation.

On another topic... this was my first 20 mile week since I've been back from my recent injury. It's taken me 11 weeks to get here. But, I'm glad I did the slow build-up. Strangely enough... since I'm doing my long run on Saturday this week, I'm actually going to put in 31 miles. But, that's kind of an exaggeration since it's next week's long run. But, it's within the 7 day span. So... last I checked, that's a week.

Run recap- 4.78 miles, 41:57, 8:47 pace

5 comments:

Amanda said...

Way to go on sticking to the slow and steady build up, I'm sure this will keep you uninjured much longer than some of us other fools.

Vanilla said...

You might want to re-check your calendar, I think Congress moved us to a 6 day week when they lengthened Daylight Savings Time.

Eric Gervase said...

I spent a month and a half injured. Then, 6 weeks trashing myself again to have to sit out another 6 weeks. So, I went for the steady approach. Fool me once.. I don't really know that saying. You know what I mean :)

Vanilla... Actually, I think it was part of the economic stimulus plan. You know... work 5 days, take off one.. repeat.

Nitmos said...

Rock on, man. Running season is just beginning and you are back from injury!

Eric Gervase said...

Yeah... miles are starting to add up too. Happy guy.