>> Thursday, March 10, 2011
It's true. I did 3 miles on a treadmill yesterday. And it was slow.
The only reason this is big news is because it's been 5 weeks since I ran because of my partially detached heel!
I started off E.A.S.Y. and resisted the urge to crank up the speed. After 1 mile, I upped it from a "just-shoot-me-now" pace to a "slow-trudge-home-after-a-Jen-Harrison-fartlek-workout" pace. I held that pace for another 2 miles. Everything felt OK throughout!
The funny thing was that under 1 mile into the run, my left side started to cramp. "Super. I'm running at SUCH a super-easy pace..... but it's been so long since I've ran that I'm cramping. Yay me." I really didn't care - I was just happy to be running again!
I went home and strapped the "night splint" on for sleeping. Yep, I'm still wearing this to bed every night:
(Old photo from the second night in the splint about a month ago)
In related running news, don't miss out this weekend on the local "MPLS / St. Paul Run for Christchurch" 5K run that I put together. We're raising awareness (and hopefully donations) for the people of Christchurch, New Zealand. Here's the link to the Facebook Event page. We're meeting at 1 pm on Saturday the 12th at Longfellow Grill in Minneapolis. Everyone should wear black and red for Christchurch (the colors of the "Christchurch Crusaders" rugby team).
If you can't make it to OUR run, go out this weekend wearing black and red and send me a picture to include in our Run for Christchurch "race report!"
And if possible, click here to donate to the New Zealand Red Cross to help out the earthquake victims. I just donated $25 ($5 for every K we're running on Saturday).