Wednesday, March 17, 2010
My Attempt To Run 4.19 mil (42:40 Min)
Today I decided to go slow. I wanted to make sure I would not injured myself. My shin was bothering me a bit, so I wanted to test how far I could go without killing myself. I ate a sneaker bar about half an hour prior to the run. My lunch had not arrived yet and I wanted to at least have something in my stomach. I figured I'll eat after the run. I went out and started at 8:57 pace, which is what I usually do on the Treadmill, but soon noticed that it was still too fast. You can see on my splits how much I slowed down.
I think I found what caused the pain.. The road on the first 2 miles is not only hilly, but slanted. So when my foot lands it lands a bit twisted.. I need to find a new route to compensate for the first 2 miles.. uggh.. Over all, the run went well. I though I was going to stop at Mile 1 but ended up pulling a 4 miler.. I don't think I will be running tomorrow, but may end up going to the wellness for some weights or something to keep active.. Currently icing the shin since it is bothering me a lot now.. Joyce says it looks swollen.. :-( but doing ok. :-) I have a 4 mile relay race on Sunday so some rest should do the trick..