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August 29, 2011 (Morning)

Exercise Type: Run

Decided to attempt a run at the RPAC this morning, and went off virtually w/o a hitch! IT Band felt a bit tight at first, but I decided to run through it and see if it would loosen up. It did fairly quickly and the rest of the run went smoothly. I didn't have anyone check to see if I was striding right (thought that would be weird to ask), but I kept a higher pace and forced myself to not favor a leg. I think that was successful b/c when I did run past a part of the track where I could watch my form, it looked normal.

Unfortunately I did lose some fitness (but not too much). I definitely won't be able to get into sub 2:45 shape by Sept. 17 so I think I will just skip out on Dayton. I'll be looking to do 1 more marathon before Boston though (if I don't get locked out again). Maybe run some 5ks for kicks and see if I can post some good times.

Of course none of this matters if I don't string some runs together and slip back into injury. I'll feel a lot more confident about this whole thing if I can put a week together w/o any problems.

Aggressive pace but it felt good. I'll be more careful in the future.

Distance Duration Pace Interval Type Shoes
5.0 Miles 33:15 6:39 / Mile   Asics Gel Nimbus 12 (Black) 2