Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Afternoon fun!

Yesterday, I left work early for an appointment. Lucky for me, that appointment was over by 3:45 and I was able to head to the park! It was a gorgeous day - blue skies, sunny and around 65 degrees. My intent was to do a recovery run at an easy pace, but the weather got to me and I started out way too fast. Before I even made it to Beck's Prime, I could tell that I was getting a bit too fast and needed to slow it down a little. Apparently, I didn't slow it down too much, because here are my splits:

Mile 1 - 10:25
Mile 2 - 10:29
Mile 3 - 10:56 (yep, all the way to the 3 mile marker!)

Total time - 31:10

That's honestly the fastest I've run 3 miles in well, a long time. So even though I thought I was going to take it easy and probably should have, I'm pleased to see that I could get a better pace and still feel like I could go faster if I wanted.

Next, I headed to the library (much earlier than if I had been at work until 5pm!). I managed to get in 1 1/2 hours of stat and marketing before heading home. All in all, it was an awesome day!

I wanted to get in a Si6 workout in this morning (that would be Day 2 of Week 2), but my right knee has been bothering me and I didn't think squats and lunges would be a good idea. I first noticed this annoying little pain last week on the treadmill. I kind of tweaked my knee, but the pain went away quickly. I've felt it a bit off and on since then, but nothing major. Last night, it started to feel achey and when I woke up this morning it was pretty stiff. Hmmm...maybe that faster run yesterday wasn't such a good idea afterall. :-) I don't know what to make of the pain, but I will try not to push the knee too terribly hard before the 1/2 in Austin next week.


Cassie (TIGGS) said...

so, what did you ever do about your inserts not fitting your shoes right? mine are doing that too....

Vic said...

You and July are getting FAST!!!