Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Knock on Kwood

I ran 11 miles this morning. MS wimped out because it was just going to be her and me and I sent an email last night saying I was not sure how far I was willing or able to go. Turns out I was willing and able to go 11+ miles at an 8 minute/mile pace. My easy pace is supposed to be 8:18. And that 8 minute/mile pace was the average for the whole 11 miles - my first mile was 8:50 and my last mile was 8:11 but everything in between was 7:44 to 7:46. I had one mystery mile in there that was really slow, but that was because caffeine betrayed me again and I had to make an emergency stop and I forgot to stop my watch right away.

No discomfort running and no increase in discomfort since - I actually feel better and looser. I will continue to be careful, but I think I can get through without too much trouble. If I do run into trouble, my kind doctor gave me a prescription for vicodin (already filled.) Mission accomplished. (Kidding, but not really. OK, yes, I am kidding. Kind of. Not.)

3 comments:

Maggs said...

Glad you're feeling better.

Mary said...

WHAAAAAAAAAT? Wimped out, whatevs bitch.

You couldn't guarantee a run so I'm not running in the pitch black of morning, 7 miles around the lakes, by myself.

Come one girls...is that wimping out? Or just being smart?

Charisa said...

Ha - nice job!!! Glad things are working again :)