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Have you ever had that moment where you just itched to get back out running? Well after being sidelined with an injury for a few weeks I was in that boat. In my mind I was looking forward to it and skeptical at the same time.
This post will consist of two weeks of training post injury. The questioned I was face with was did I pick up where I left off in my training or start slowly? Without knowing better I took a minimalist approach just to get my legs wet again my first week back. Two short distance runs at a moderate pace. Line behold the back felt great which meant time to crank it up a bit.
2/27/17: 4.01 mile run with 6x75m strides to finish. (34:48). Run felt good for the first time. No pain in back.
3/2/17: 3.61 mile run at moderate pace (30:02).
3/5/17: 3.13 mile treadmill run on a rest day. (27:06) Still can’t seem to get excited about treadmill runs.
3/6/17: 7:00 mile temp pace run along the Kennebec River in Augusta, ME. 16 min at tempo pace (7:20/min) , 2:00 min jog pace, then 16 min tempo pace (7:20/min). (54:55)
3/8/17: Distance Run Timed: 5.01 mile run at marathon pace in heavy winds. (40.37)
3/9/17: 6.01 mile speed work. (45:05)
3/10/17: Long Run 12:01 miles at moderate pace in the snow. First long run since my injury and first nine miles felt great then remaining 3 were tough.
All in all I am happy with my mileage over the second week (33.15 miles). The back still gets a little tight ever now and then, but will continue to stretch out in hopes of staying healthy. Otherwise I’m looking forward to my continued training for my spring races!
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