Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Good Early Momentum

Shorter, flatter and slower run today to give myself a bit of recovery. Felt a little creaky at first, but that dissipated after a few slow miles.

Past few runs have been relatively comfortable with not too much plantar fasciitis discomfort. A rest day is on the agenda tomorrow, and coincides with another active release therapy appointment.

Should add that I've been performing a variety of stretches daily and have also been performing foot and leg exercises designed to strengthen key areas to alleviate the PF. One could say shock and awe is being waged. Also worth noting that the heel lift continues to feel comfortable.

Heart rate is starting to come down a bit, indicating better conditioning. Still a ways to go though before I'm back to normal.

Ran 5.4 miles @ 8:22/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 150/163
Paved roads.
Mostly flat.
Lower 30s, sunny.
Long pants, fleece jacket, short sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves (off and on).


Damon said...

Your "bad conditioning" workouts are faster than my best workouts these days.

I always run slowly this time of year and the pace improves quickly after ski season is over, but last night, a sub-9 pace was work. It wasn't all out, but it wasn't truly easy either.

sn0m8n said...

Good luck with the shock and awe. Just don't put up the "Mission Accomplished" banner too soon.

mindy said...

Good news - Keep it up!

UltraFlash said...

Right on brother. Get better. I need you in May and still want to live vicariously through you in the Sierras.