Monday, August 13, 2012

Running the Road to Recovery - 3

Running the Road to Recovery is about coming back from an illness. In June, 2012 I was in training for a 4-mile race, and was able to run 3-4 miles at a decent (OK, mediocre) rate of speed. A kidney infection that triggered a secondary infection to my knees derailed my training. But only temporarily.

This week I tweaked the run/walk ratio, doing 90 seconds of running then 30 seconds walking. No physical problems, so I'll probably bump the pace up quite a bit more.

And now rather than taking 2 hours to complete a 5k race, I can now do it in just under an hour and half, Better, but still far too long. I'm going to move the running up to 2 minute intervals, and if there aren't any problems, by mid-week increase it to 2.5. There are some races coming up in September I'd love to do -- at a decent pace.

Date Time Distance Run/Walk Rate
8/13/12 32:37 1.95k 1.5 min./30 sec. 3.60k/h
8/5/12 29:49 1.76k 1 min./30 sec. 2.88k/h
7/30/12 13:30 .80k 1 min./30 sec. 2.88k/h

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