Week four of not-allowed-to-run is finally over, but I still think I need more time off. Riding my bike is great exercise (and I’ve even found that I really enjoy riding to work and back!) but I can still feel it taking a toll on my knee. In light of that, I’ve elected to take off two more weeks before I start on a beginner runner training plan, just to be sure I’m giving myself enough time to heal. It’s so hard not to run, so hard that I’m really de-motivated to write training logs, hence I missed last week’s. Even so, I don’t want to risk re-injuring myself again!
So here’s what I’ve been riding on my bike. I’ve been averaging just under a 6 minute (10mph) pace on my commutes, including traffic light time.
Monday 6/18 – off
Tuesday 6/19 – 8.6 miles around the park
Wednesday 6/20 – off
Thursday 6/21 – 23 miles around Brooklyn
Friday 6/22 – 19.5 miles around Brooklyn
Saturday 6/23 – off
Sunday 6/24 – 17.25 miles total (to work, company move, then home)
Monday 6/25 – off
Tuesday 6/26 – 18 miles (to work at the studio and back)
Wednesday 6/27 – 18 miles (to work at the studio and back)
Thursday 6/28 – 12 miles (4:13 pace)
Friday 6/29 – 15.5 miles (4:03 pace)
Saturday 6/30 – 22 miles to work, company move and back
Sunday 7/1 – off