Monday, February 8, 2010

Things are looking up...sort of.

After feeling so good after Thursday nights 5 mile run, I decided to take a crack at 10K on Sunday morning. This was the first time I had run on the streets around town in over a month and I must admit, it felt good to be back on the street running. I kept telling myself, "nice and easy" is what we want, since this was only the second run since my groin injury 3 weeks ago. I started out and like Thursday night, things were tight for the first mile or so. Things loosened up and I fell into the familiar grove of running. I looked down at my garmin and it said I was running a 9:03 pace. Whoa!!! I slowed to a walk...that was way too fast. I started running and settled into a slower pace. Miles 4, 5, 6 were 10:36, 10:52 and 10:14, better but not ideal. I finished 10K in 1:02:22 (10:03 pace), I was shooting for an average between 11:00 and 12:00 minutes per mile.

On the positive side...I felt really good afterward. I did a bit of stretching, used my "Stick" and the all to familiar...icing my groin. I am starting to feel a bit more positive on my chances of running the LA Marathon. I will run the SRLA Friendship 18 miler on February 21 and the Firecracker 10K on February 28. Somewhere/somehow, I am going to have to get at least one 20 mile run in before tapering for the marathon.


Melissa said...

Yes way too fast. You'll just have to run with your RP at Firecracker so she can keep you from hurting yourself! :)

Veronica said...

Sending positive vibes your way that you can do LA. Keep taking it slow.

(PS. I would love to run 10:03 as a "slow" pace LOL)