Sunday, January 17, 2010

Time to buckle-down

The last time I went for a run was about a week ago on a Goa beach. I ran without shoes or shirt or stopwatch, so I was a little nervous about today's run here in snowy-cold Boston.

I was slow and achy--situation normal, but it was daunting just getting out the door. It takes remarkably little time to get soft both physically and mentally, but especially mentally.

In all, it went fine: I was a bit slow but ran a good distance and am hoping that the injuries of early November are now behind me for good. Whether they are or not is pretty much moot though since Boston is in April and I really don't have time to wait for injuries to heal. Update: Sunday 8:36.46 per mile 7.9mi

Monday 8:43.08 per mile 5.2mi

Tuesday: Between meetings at work and voting for Scott Brown, no time to run.

Wednesday 8:20 per mile 6.48mi

Thursday 8:16.15 per mile 5.2mi (wiped-out on black ice right at the end)

Friday 8:04.62 per mile 5.2mi

The trend was toward increasing, if still slow, speed. Also, my hip was hurting so badly that I very nearly gave up on the Friday run within the first couple of steps.

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