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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tempo Run - 6.01 miles

Still in recovery mode, but I have to say, I'm getting there. Saturday will be two weeks since I first started having troubles. I think that between RICE, wearing the knee brace, and taking it easier while running, I'm getting better.

Now that I said that, watch it get worse. :)

Today was a scheduled tempo run. 1 mile easy, 4 miles tempo, 1 mile eaaaasy. .22 miles, REAL easy, hehe. Goal for tempo miles was 8:22-8:37 pace.

Splits were:
Mile 1: 8:51.67
Mile 2: 8:20.82 Tempo
Mile 3: 8:38.47 Tempo
Mile 4: 8:30.28 Tempo
Mile 5: 8:41.74 Tempo
Mile 6: 10:59.96 Eaaaaasy

54 minutes, 718 calories burned, average 9:00/mi.

Once I was back at work, I did about 10 minutes of stretching. My leg was in slight pain (not too bad), so I iced it for good measure. I didn't wear the knee brace AT ALL today. I just might be on the mend.

Meanwhile, Saturday's a 12-mile long run, but rain's in the forecast. Hopefully it won't be too much of a downpour, otherwise I might have to postpone or skip.

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