I didn’t want to get discouraged after my run on Saturday. It WAS my first run in a very long time and I had to keep that in mind. I gave myself a few days rest, made sure to continue to nurse my Achilles, and got back out on the track.
Getting to the gym, I decided to do a bit more this time. I know I can’t run too much too fast, but I still wanted to train and get the excersize in. So I decided to hop on the treadmill and go for 10min. Worked up a little sweat and went for half a mile. Good warm up. I hit the track afterwards. I was surprised that I was able to run half the mile without stopping. The rest of the mile I walked/jogged and finished with an 11:39 time. :)
Already seeing improvement! Almost two minutes better than the last time and only my second run. I was quite happy and quite covered in sweat. But sweat is fat crying so, sweat away!
I did a cool down by doing 10min on the stationary bike. Ended up going 1.8miles on that. And I felt really good. I didn’t want to get too caught up on the adrenaline buzz of exercise so I packed it up and went home. Iced, drank my chocolate milk, and hit the shower.
Total work out time: 31:39. Total distance: 3.3 miles
Things are looking good. My Achilles continues to bug me a bit, but when talking to the TNT head run coach, he mentioned that it was ok to be sore and to take the extra day of rest if needed. I still have 4 months to train and can definitely take my time getting there. I’m sticking to the RICE method. Hoping it helps.
This Saturday is “Kick Off” for the Team in Training teams. I’ll be up early and in Culver City by 10am to meet the teams, meet the folks of the LLS, and be more inspired to do this for a great cause.
Now, off to cake decorating class! I’ll be posting pictures of my cakes soon—also up for sale to raise $$!
Distance: 1 mile