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Knob Road

February 24, 2011 (Morning)

Exercise Type: Run

1st run back was injury free. No real pain in the achilles, and I think my cardio isn't completely gone. I could definitely tell I lost some though. Not out of the woods yet, but I figure that if I get through 3-4 days pain free I will be back to normal.

The run itself felt ok. I was struggling w/ breathing a bit, but nothing to be concerned about. At several points in the run I had to reign the pace back in. I was very surprised this ended up being about 6:50 pace. I was really trying to keep it 7:10 ish based on feel alone. I guess it is good that I hit that pace so easily, but I would like to be a bit more careful on my achilles than that.

One month from Saturday is race day. With the setback over the past 1-2 weeks I am way behind schedule, but I can definitely get back in shape and run a PR. I'm not going to jump mileage back to where it was b/c I think that might just cause another injury. I'll start increasing 5 a week until I get back to 55-60, starting at about 35-40 this week. I really need to get my long runs up b/c I have done almost no long runs to this point. This might mean my long run is 35%+ of my weekly mileage, but that is the most important thing to "practice" at this point. All of this depends on being injury free from here out.

Distance Duration Pace Interval Type Shoes
6.0 Miles 40:36 6:46 / Mile   Asics Gel Nimbus 12 (b&w) 2