Wednesday, December 9, 2015

12/09/2015 Better choices for recovering while running

Before I went out to run today, I was trying to decide what to do.  Today would be my third day in a row running and I wanted to be smart about my foot.  I decided to keep it at the comfortable distance of 5 miles and to run on the grass today.  The softer surface is absolutely better for Plantar Fasciitis than harder pavement/concrete.

I definitely felt good through the whole run today and I kept the pace strong after the initial warming up.  My splits are as follows:

16:31+ 0:11 (-3%)8'21"/MI
24:49- 0:03 (0%)8'18"/MI
32:42- 0:25 (5%)7'53"/MI
40:17- 0:18 (3%)7'35"/MI
I always like to finish quicker than I start.  Teaching your body to run fast, even when tired, is a great component to have in the arsenal when race day comes around.  Racing hurts and being able to finish quick in that last 1/2 mile is a good skill to have.

As far as the foot, it was sore this morning.  It didn't bother me during the run though, and I am going to ice it now.  If I can manage to keep it like this or even work it back to being better without stopping running completely, I will be lucky and happy.

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