Monday, March 2, 2009

Short, Slow, and Cold

I am a bit sore after my long run yesterday, and tonight I seriously considered skipping the short recovery run partly because of this, partly because it was damned cold outside. With the windchill we were blessed with -25C; without wind chill - a comparatively balmy -12C when I left for my 4km jog. The muscle soreness doesn't bother me, but my foot has tightened up again and that worries me for sure. As a result I went super slow tonight and made it through in 26:31 for a snail-like pace of 6:37/km. My heart rate average was 123bpm and I barely broke a sweat (max hit 130bpm).

I will have to monitor this foot closely and may have to consider missing a run here or there to let it recover. It just feels tight, that's all, and I know I can run through it, but I want to avoid creating a situation where I am forced to miss significant time. In short: DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN!

Garmin don't lie.

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Blogger Blyfinn said...

Please listen to your foot and take breaks when you need to. I'm currently learning the hard way and may be out for weeks.

March 2, 2009 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

echoing what Blyfinn said, listen to your body. i've also learned from experience!

March 2, 2009 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger Marci said...

I agree with Mel and Bly, recovery runs can be skipped if you are having trouble with your foot.

March 3, 2009 at 12:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with everyone, take it easy on the foot. If you have to stop stop.

March 3, 2009 at 7:07 AM  
Blogger Chad in the AZ Desert said...

In those temps, I'm surprised everything isn't tight. Take care of that foot.

March 3, 2009 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Ace said...


Hang in there man! You are doing the right thing, taking care of it and taking it easy when you need to.

March 3, 2009 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger aron said...

definitely take care of the foot! dont want to have to take a bunch of time off again :( hang in there!

March 3, 2009 at 12:28 PM  

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