Thursday, October 19, 2006
Another Medium-Long Run
Wednesday 12.0 miles/1:50:12/9:11 average pace
I can't believe I'm saying this, but this run felt easy. After yesterday's killer intervals workout, this long run felt easy because it was at a relaxed pace. I ran a pretty even pace the whole way, with the last mile around 8:35.
I was pretty nervous before the run because I was feeling a little soreness in my left knee. I injured my left knee pretty bad last year, and it completely screwed up my training and demolished my confidence, so I was pretty worried that would happen again. I iced my knee off and on at work all day, and it was feeling allright by the afternoon. It didn't bother me at all during the run. :) My shins are getting kinda sore, but I can handle that. I've got a bucket that I fill with ice water and sit with my lower legs in there, and that seems to help a lot. Ice is my friend.
I got new shoes last weekend and wore them for the first time yesterday, which should help my legs. Also I tried to run mostly on the dirt shoulder yesterday. I stretched really good this morning after my walk to work and am feeling great. Today is a rest day. We're going to a Sharks game tonight vs. the Red Wings.