Maybe, I’m getting ahead of myself, but I feel like I’m almost back to my running shape before I took a 3 week break. It only took about 10 days to return to my old running habits and familiarity.
Monday – Rest – I was actually limping a bit after the Cambridge 5k. My left knee swelled up a bit from the beating of the final mile. Luckily, everything was back to normal by Tuesday.
Tuesday – 6.5 Miles
Incline 3, 54 minutes for an average pace of 8:19 or so. I’ll take it. Best part, my knee didn’t bother me.
Wednesday – 11.1 Miles
I returned to double runs. 8 miles after work and 3.1 before work. 7:20 pace on the homemill for the 5K, 7:51 pace for the 8 miler on incline 2 on the workmill.
Thursday – 7 Miles
About an hour of running, incline 3, 8:34 pace. I guess, the double duty runs from Wednesday made me more tired than I would admit.
Friday – 4 Miles
Had very little free time, 7:30 pace on incline 2 at the workmill.
Saturday – 15.1 Miles
13.1 Beautiful miles outside in the snow. Yea, I spent my whole morning avoiding my run and by the time it reached to 2, it started to snow and I was finally out of excuses to avoid my run. I did the final 2 miles on the treadmill because the snow was starting to stick and it was getting a little too icy for me. It was 15 degrees, but besides my hands, the rest of me was never cold.
Rocking the snow stache’
Sunday – 6.5 Miles
It was a little too icy for me to run outside, so I rejoined my Hulu Plus membership and caught up on weeks of Glee. 49 minutes of so to run 6.5 miles at a 7:30 pace or so.