Sunday, January 17, 2010
Slowly Starting Up Again
I have been babying an achilles problem recently and I am happy to be able to start running again. Last week I tried running twice and stopped after one mile each time because I could feel the achilles pulling. This Friday I tried a slow 2 miles on the treadmill. It worked. Saturday I went 5 miles on the treadmill. Both times my pace was very slow, but the achilles did not bother my stride (although I still feel it and it is sore if I push on it). Today I did another 5 miles. I am slowly trying to move the pace up a notch every 1/2 mile or so. I have a long way to go as I can tell it is still not right and I am ready to stop the second it hurts when I run, but it certainly feels good to get running again. I do miss the training and don't like skipping the snowshoe races, but I am being patient so it can heal and hopefully I can start training for Boston soon.