Pax (funcrunch) wrote,

Today's run, and plans for the next week

Today I walked back down to the Embarcadero, where I was heading last Wednesday when I tripped and hurt my knee. The "Second Skin" gel pad I put on yesterday seems to really be helping. I still had a dull pain, but was able to complete a five-mile run, with one-minute walk breaks every nine minutes, in 66 minutes, for a speed of 13.2 minutes per mile. Not too bad, considering the pain and the walk breaks; the rest intervals actually helped me pick up speed at the end, which will be helpful come racing time. The new watch was really helpful for timing the intervals, beeping for five seconds before the end of each one, while the stopwatch mode timed the total run.

Sunday is normally when I'd do my long run, but I have a mid-morning brunch and mid-afternoon party to attend, so I'm putting that off till Monday. I'm hoping to do the six-mile run to the Palace of Fine Arts and back that I'd originally planned for last week. Tuesday is my birthday but I'm still going to try to do a roundtrip to Aquatic Park (three miles). After that we'll be in Costa Rica for a week, with various physical activities already planned, but I'll bring along my running shoes for sure.
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