Friday, September 04, 2009

Back in the Saddle

Nervousness preceded today's first run since the stress fracture diagnosis. One just never knows what will happen, and reinjuring it would just cause more frustrating delays. But alas, today's run was a big success. No signs of the injury at all. Very relieved.

What there were signs of was being out of running shape with all the time I was off. Big "duh" there. Uphills I'm usually barely mindful of seemed like mountains, and technical downhills were approached with trepidation and caution. The heart rate? Sky high... especially for this slow pace. But it was fun. Big fun. It'll all come back in due time and I'm just glad to be out on the trails again.

Obviously, steady as she goes while I kick the rust off. Look forward to eventually getting caught up on everyone else's blogs!

Ran 3.9 miles @ 11:05/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 148/163
Technical trails, fire roads.
Very hilly.
Lower 70s, sunny.
Shorts, short sleeved shirt, cap.

10 comments:

Richard said...

welcome back. Keep the throttle steady for a few weeks and when you floor it it will be so much fun

Blaine Moore said...

Great to hear!

I'm going to start running again next week.

Paige said...

Yay!!!! Welcome back, Jamie! I'm so excited for you :)

Sparkplug said...

Hurray! Glad you're out there running!

middle.professor said...

Definitely take it slowly; your finger muscles are going to rebel after having taken the last 3 weeks off from blogging.

Bob - BlogMYruns.com said...

awesome Bro, welcome back! U will be in fighting shape in no time :-)

pathfinder said...

That's great news Jamie!!

Trail Monster Running said...

Glad you're back. It also must be hard running with all that extra muscle mass you've gained pumping iron over the past few weeks.

Sarah said...

Great news!

mindy said...

CONGRATS!! It will come back faster than you think. I'm psyched you're back on the trails with no trace of the injury, great news!!