Monday, July 30, 2012

Running the Road to Recovery - 1

As I've outlined in the first post of this series, I'm working my way back to where I was in June -- able to run 3-4 miles at a decent (OK, mediocre) rate of speed. A secondary infection to my knees derailed my training. But only temporarily.

After a final round of tests and blood work, both my GP and specialists agree -- I had something, but it's going away, and we're not quite sure what it was.

So, with a clean (but somewhat puzzled) bill of health, it's time to start running again. Since it's been a while, I'm going back to the beginning of the Men's 4-Miler training program. If it seems too easy, I may skip ahead, but it seems like a good place to start.

Today was 1 minute running, 30 seconds walking for a half mile. Not too bad. It felt good running again, although some leg muscles that hadn't had to work hard in a while complained a little.

Since this is the first time I've added running to the mix, I've renamed the series, and started the chart over again.

Date Time Distance Run/Walk Rate
7/30/12 13:30 .80k 1 min./30 sec. 2.88k/h

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