Last week was good. I practiced a little better time management skills and moved a run to a different day and it all seemed to work out. My right knee did begin to hurt a little, but it has eased off with no anti-inflammatory required. I will just slow my pace down next week and see if that helps.
I ran 3 miles in 26:01 with an average pace of 8:39 minutes/mile. My average heart rate was 159 bpm.
I ran 6 miles in 55:36 with an average pace of 9:15 minutes/mile. My average heart rate was 161 bpm. I ran this on Feaster Trail. Aaron took the boys to school, so I was able to run and shower before my 9:30 class! The folks that set next to me were quite happy.
I rested and moved this run to Friday. I had a horribly busy day at school and I knew I would not get to fit a run in.
I ran 6 miles in 59:22 with an average pace of 9:53 minutes/mile. My average heart rate was 157 bpm. This is when my knee started hurting, but only for the first half mile then it eased up and I ran the remainder at a little slower pace.
I ran 12 miles in 2:08:16 with an average pace of 10:41 minutes/mile. My average heart rate was 147 bpm. I took it easy and skipped the trails and ran a hilly route instead. My knee didn’t hurt until the 11th mile and oddly quit after about a half mile. Weird, but I am not complaining. The run felt good even after running 6 miles the day before. Also, I did not jump in the ice bath after this long run. I have been doing some reading and I am going to try to limit my ice time to see if the theories are correct. Still too early to tell if this will hurt or help me…