Friday, January 30, 2009

Good Five

Just did five miles today as planned. However, it went very well. Legs and energy both felt great, and the run ended up being a good little progression.

I had a conversation on the phone last night with Bob, and long story short, he helped convince me to give my Heal That Pain inserts another try. Through our talk, I decided that perhaps I didn't give them enough of a chance, and many ultrarunners, including the top folks, have had great success with these.

The first time I tried them a few months ago I ran only once in them and they didn't feel right, so I ditched them quickly. However, running in them today was much more successful. Though it was just five miles, the increased pace did give them a good test, and it was the least amount of discomfort I've felt in a long time while running. It's great that this went well, but obviously only time will tell. However, I'm encouraged.

Mile 1: 8:24
Mile 2: 8:13
Mile 3: 8:02
Mile 4: 7:40
Mile 5: 6:53

Ran 5.0 miles @ 7:50/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 158/175
Paved roads.
Slightly hilly.
Lower 30s, partly sunny.
Long pants, fleece jacket, short sleeved shirt, beanie.


Sparkplug said...

Glad you're feeling better and your running seems to be on its way up!

mindy said...

Nice pace progression! Interested to hear how the inserts work - good idea to give them another shot.

Bob - said...

Sweet Jamie !

Glad they worked out better this time, they also are good for recovery, I use the inserts in my shoes for when I go on sales calls...

SO you may want to use them on school days, keep the pressure or strain off that PF all day long and finally like I said the other day, some people use them all the time even after the healed up like me and some just use a few times a year when the PF flairs up.

Happy trainings!!