Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Back on Track

3.21 miles run/walk, alternate .25 run/.25 walk, Max HR = 148, Avg HR = 109

I can't tell you how good it felt to run today. All marathon recovery programs will tell you to take it easy, which is exactly what I did today. I ran a quarter mile and walked a quarter mile twelve times. My legs feel sore, but without pain. I think this is going to be a quick recovery, but I don't want to get too far ahead of myself.

My soreness is pretty much isolated to the quadriceps. My calf muscles are only slightly sore. Interestingly enough my left quad is more sore than the right. If I had more time before Houston I would start a weight training regimen to strengthen each leg evenly to minimize this effect in the future. But I'm hesitant to make any late modifications to what's worked for me, particularly when there isn't going to be a lot of time to recover and then taper.

Quarter Mile Splits Measured in mile per minute pace(R=Run, W=Walk):
R 11:40, W 17:44, R 9:25, W 17:59,
R 8:20, W 17:04, R 7:49, W 16:52,
R 7:36, W 16:40, R 7:36, W 16:49

Overall Run pace = 8:44
Overall Walk pace = 17:08
Overall Pace = 13:08

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