Two days ago, I declared a day of no-running-leg-rest, which was very nice. Yesterday i allowed myself to be overtaken by circumstances. About 7:30 ish, i heard my folks upstairs firing up a movie. They had been talking about it and it sounded like Iron Man 2. I planned to spend very productive time on the interwebs until 8 ish, start stretching, give Lucas his pill about 8:15 and then run and exercise, and then eat. But – i wandered upstairs when the movie opened up with some AC/DC – about 2 hours, 1/2 a pound of carrots, a big bowl of pasta, some pretzels, and a chocolate dipped apple slice later, i was not really in running shape.
Today i got back out there. Not quite as early as i had envisioned, but i had some email to answer, a book to finish and an initial edit sheet to write and send off (don’t ask, i can’t tell you, it is not mine, and it is top-secret – for now). But i got out there and adapted to the new program.
I can tell you, again without fancy monitors, that i did get my heart rate elevated this time. I did break this run up with some walking, so the stats are not quite as nailed down as they have been:
Mile 1 – pace – 7 minutes 56 seconds
I kept running for about .3 miles before i had to do fast walk for a bit to recover. I don’t have exact stats on that, but from glancing at the sportsband while jogging, i think that my pace for the full 1.3 was 8:05.
I walked about .2 then ran about .2 then walked then ran.
50 crunch/25 leg/10 push
I feel real good. My legs and knees felt good. That weird pain in my outer quad area was gone (even though i have yet to master the stretches that target that region). Glad to have gotten back out there, and ready to go back out (tomorrow). I think this will be the new pattern for a while. Try to rock the first mile in about 8 minutes (maybe 8.5 if i can find that pace) and do that as long as i can past 1 mile, then mix walk run. Repeat until i can rock 2 miles in the 8-8.5 minute zone. Repeat until i feel needy for more distance.