Monday, September 03, 2012

Running the Road to Recovery - 6

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.

Last week I ran on a flat track to get an idea of what I could do (and found out my exercise watch was a little off in its calibration). Now I know what I can realistically do,  it's time to improve from that point. This week it was back to my normal running course, which involves some serious uphill inclines around the first mile, as well as a few other minor up-and-down slopes. I was very surprised at my Monday time. I ran the same distance as I did on the track, in a little less time.

This week I have three goals: to push the distance, keep the rate consistent, and do some dedicated hill work for strength.

Date Time Distance Run/Walk Rate
9/02/12 32:21 3.21k all run 5.9k/h
8/27/12 33:14 3.21k all run 5.8k/h
8/20/12 38:22 2.36k 3 min./30 sec. 3.60k/h
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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