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I ran today! (Read 148 times)


delicate flower

    Today I ran 3.75 miles in 42 minutes on the treadmill.  That was my first run since tearing my ACL and meniscus on January 5.  4+ months, 17+ weeks, 124 days.  My knee felt good and I was flying high the entire time.  I've been counting down the days for this.  I felt some pain inside my knee cap, which my doc told me to expect but not worry about.  I didn't feel any joint pain though.

     

    The workout was 5 minute jog / 2 minute walk intervals, repeated five times.  The jog intervals were around a 10:00 pace, which is a very easy effort.  My workouts will look like that for a while and I'll slowly add distance and speed while cutting out the walking.   For my first run back, it couldn't have gone much better.

     

    Not running for four months sucked.  I missed all the spring races, all the Boston tribute runs, and this entire year will be focused on recovery and building back up (not to mention DW and I had to cancel our ski vacation).  Prior to my injury, my running was at it's best.  I was looking forward to a strong year of running.  But, shit happens and you've got to just roll with it.  I don't know how long it'll take to get back to where I was, but I know I'll get there.  DW and I are both on our way back.  She seems to have turned a corner with her shin stress fracture, and my knee is coming along just fine.  Good things lie ahead.

     

    Thanks for putting up with my constant knee commentary and updates.  Big grin   It's good to have a place to talk where other folks completely understand where I'm coming from.

     

    Garmin data.  Boy, that's an ugly copy 'n paste.

     

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    Split

    Time

    Distance

    Avg Pace

      41:53.3 3.76 11:09
    1 4:56.7 0.48 10:13
    2 2:46.4 0.20 13:34
    3 4:10.4 0.41 10:03
    4 1:57.0 0.13 14:50
    5 5:02.8 0.50 10:09
    6 1:56.5 0.13 14:47
    7 5:03.0 0.50 10:07
    8 1:55.8 0.13 14:49
    9 5:04.2 0.50 10:08
    10 1:57.5 0.13 14:53
    11 5:02.2 0.49 10:12
    12 2:00.9 0.14 14:49

    proud sherpa


    Bad Ass

      Yay!  I am glad to see this thread!  Good luck with your miles!

       

      Do you have a race in mind (like a 5K in July or something to keep your juices up?)

      Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

      Blog

      "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

      Robert31320


      Running for TJ

        Congrats Phil!!

        Having fun running.  No pace goals, no race goals, no schedule, just doing it. 

         

        Jack K.


        I love sponge cake.

          Yes, baboon!! That's just as good as any RR!! Best of luck and keep it up! Smile

          2014 races

          Santa Anita Derby Day 5k - 5 Apr  

          Mountains to Beach Marathon - 25 May


          delicate flower

            Yay!  I am glad to see this thread!  Good luck with your miles!

             

            Do you have a race in mind (like a 5K in July or something to keep your juices up?)

             

            I'm signed up for the BAA 10K on June 23, though I won't be able to race it all out.  I'll be able to cover 6.2 miles easily by then, so it'll just be a tempo run.  I have a couple of HM's on my fall calendar, and I'm sure some 5K's will pop up before that.

            proud sherpa


            Ball of Fury

              Yay!!  Congrats to you and MBC!!

              PRs:  5K 22:59, 10K 46:54,HM: 1:51:15

              happylily


                Awesome! So very happy for you! Smile

                 

                Meanwhile, I'm on the injured bench for the first time in my running like. (not counting my heart surgery). Grrr... But if you could do it, so can I. So thank you for showing me it's possible to hang in there! (although if I have to wait 4 months before I can run again, I will become a very very unpleasant person, worse than I am now, even. Hang on to your tuques! as we say in French. Big grin).

                PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                        Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

                4 years racing, 14 marathons, 14 BQs     

                cmb4314


                  Yay!

                   

                  I feel your pain because I'm in the same boat - I was in the best shape I'd ever been in, and I missed my marathon and haven't run in over 12 weeks now.

                   

                  I finally got out of my walking boot today, so I'm looking forward to running in a few weeks.  

                  My wildly inconsistent PRs:

                  5k: 24:36 (10/20/12)  

                  10k: 52:01 (4/28/12)  

                  HM: 1:50:09 (10/27/12)

                  Marathon: 4:19:11 (10/2/2011) 

                  LRB


                  Dreamer

                    All in all you have been a real trooper about the whole thing so no worries with any of that.  You're a cool dude and a positive presence here, and I wish only good things for you and your rehab.

                     

                    And who knows, if your ass didn't get too fat while you were off, you just may surprise yourself at a November 5k...

                    "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

                      Congrats!  I can't wait to read about your comeback throughout the year.  Smile


                      Bad Ass

                        Woot!

                         

                         

                        I'm signed up for the BAA 10K on June 23, though I won't be able to race it all out.  I'll be able to cover 6.2 miles easily by then, so it'll just be a tempo run.  I have a couple of HM's on my fall calendar, and I'm sure some 5K's will pop up before that.

                        Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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                        "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

                        scappodaqui


                        rather be sprinting

                          I'm so happy for you, and really sympathetic.  It was so difficult for me to suck up my ego and run my first runs back (after 3 months off) at 10:00/mile pace.  I respect how you're handling it and really glad you're back.

                          PRs: 5k 19:25, mile 5:38, HM 1:30:56

                          Lifting PRs: back squat 176 lb

                          HobbitLegs78


                          Fun Size

                            Yay!!! I hope your comeback continues to go well!


                            Mostly Harmless

                              Congrats and good work!

                               "Address the process rather than the outcome.
                              Then, the outcome becomes more likely." - Robert Fripp


                              YAYpril - B-Plus

                                Best post ever! Yay!

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