I ran again today; the first time in a week. Apparently running is something I only do on holidays now.
I did do some walking Friday and also Sunday. Sunday we were traveling back north and stopped in Oxford, Mississippi to visit William Faulkner’s house, a very tranquil place.
It’s cold and overcast in St. Louis.
I had a loose plan of running 2 miles (since last week I ran just over 1) at whatever pace felt good. My body felt very strong, no pain, and that made me happy. My breathing was heavy and I was debating if that meant I should slow down more. I decided I’m still adapting to high intensity cardio and breathing heavy is probably normal; it’s the leg I have to more closely monitor.
My leg did just fine carrying me around Carondelet Park.
After the run I walked 10 minutes, stretched, foam rolled, and iced. I’m feeling good now and hope to continue feeling good tomorrow, a rest day. If so, I’ll begin running reduced mileage every other day with the goal of being back to 3-4 mile runs several times a week by the time my half marathon training plan begins 1/12/14. Less than two weeks away!