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Saturday, December 1, 2007

All kinds of running!

So I ran my 2 miles on Wednesday, then we did 3 miles on Thursday, which was a little faster. I did 2 miles on the elliptical machine at the gym, and was a little tender and swollen around the incision site. I was actually kind of nervous for my 5 mile run this morning. I got to meat my "Team" in Training, and my coach, Melissa. It was good to finally get out and meet everyone :) We had a nutrition clinic presented by Melissa, and Marsha talked about adding trace minerals and electrolytes to water. I might try it, but I'm not sure if they would really make a difference. Then for the run. I decided to run/walk 8 min/2 min, mostly to take it easy on my knees. I'm pretty much sold on the run/walk idea anyway, I think it really saves your muscles and allows to run faster :) I started off about 1 1/2 minutes slower than my usual pace, but figured it was okay to start like that. At the turn around, I wanted to pick up the pace a little, and averaged about 30 seconds slower than my normal pace. Overall, I felt good, and my groin was a little tight, but that's to be expected. I tried out IB cream on my right knee to try and prevent any problem that might spring up, so we'll see how that goes!

1 comment:

Jessica Deline said...

yay for all the running!!