I concluded the orthotic experiment this week, completing all my runs without my Power Step insoles. The result? My feet feel great! I even ran 15 miles and went to the state fair without any flare-up. A big milestone, especially after the post-zoo pain just 1 month ago. All I can say is “YAY!”
Monday- 6 miles easy. Still working through a mild virus.
Tuesday- 5 miles easy. Possibly my slowest run ever. First mile was over 11 minutes.
Wednesday- 9 miles with 5 at 8:00 pace. Mini goal of getting that first mile on-pace and the rest closer to 8:00 than 7:00, since I have a tendency to over reach these tempos. Ran 7:54, 7:56, 8:12, 7:54, 7:38. Pleased.
Thursday- weights/ swim
Friday- 8 mile reunion with a dear friend who is recovering from back surgery.
Saturday- 15 miles at the CRC group run. Met a friend training for her first marathon and ran around 9:30 pace. She did great and I had fun! We fueled up with banana protein smoothies afterwards and she agreed that she felt much better after this run than her 14 last week. I cite the smoothie.
Sunday- easy 5 miles to round out the week. And a margarita.
On tap this week:
1. First week with two workouts
2. First workout at “10k” effort (whatever it will be!)
3. 64 mile bike ride at Pedal With Pete!
4. First ever race “pacer.” Pacing the 9:00 group at the Dublin Irish Festival 5k.
Still moving forward. Everyday I get to run is progress.