Prelude, Sunday night: I called home and was talking to my old man. He suggested going for a run since everything seemed to stop changing with my knee. His philosophy: If it hurts and you run, or it hurts if you don't run, you might as well run! So... I cautiously gave it a shot!
Monday: One mile. It was raining, but I still kept it to one mile. Pace: 7:58, heart rate: 174
Tuesday: Rest, duh!
Wednesday: One mile again. Still feeling pretty good! Pace: 8:03, heart rate: 172
Thursday: Takin' it easy
Friday: Two miles. Hooooeyyyy, progress! Pace: 7:48, heart rate: 177
Saturday: Being a bum.
Sunday: Two miles and change. Pace: 7:47, heart rate 176
Total: 6.4 miles
Hey, look at that! Doug's running!
So as usual (is it bad I have a "usual" for coming off of injuries?), my speed sorta stuck around while I was getting out of shape, but I have ZERO endurance. At the end of two miles on Friday, my quads were already starting to ache. Also, my heart rate is simply out of control. I guess thats what I get for doing nothing at all for a couple months, huh?
Regardless of what shape I'm in, it's GREAT to be running again.
By the way, the triathlon I was supposed to do with TNT is today. Good luck to everybody out there!