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Slowly, but surely …

One of the worst things about my tail bone injury is how limited I feel to do certain things. Sitting in a car is difficult; lifting weights is very limited; setups are out of the question; doing the plank is uncomfortable; I can’t ride my bike. … Oddly, running has been going great, although the injury forced me to really slow down.

For the first time in a few weeks, I did some speed work today and each interval felt like I was running into a wall. I’ve been doing some speed bursts with my dog in the past couple of weeks, but nothing serious enough to call a speed workout. I’ve intentionally ran more hills lately just because I haven’t felt like doing intervals or tempo runs. Today I did two-half mile intervals — 3:45 and 3:50 — and two quarter-mile intervals — 1:53 and 1:56. I’m happy to stay under the 8-minute mile pace considering the way the past two weeks have gone, but it felt miserable today. The weather has a lot to do with it — it’s hot and humid and temperatures are expected to be in the mid- to upper 90s all week with no end in sight. I was also pretty tired too thanks to my dog barking for no reason at all at 6:30 a.m.

Here’s a recap of what I’ve done since my July 12 fall:
July 13: Walk – 2.1
July 14-20: Walk – 14.7; Run – 11.6
July 21-27: Walk – 8.3; Run – 21.3
July 28: Walk – 1.1; Run – 3.2
July 29: Walk – 1.5; Weights
July 30: Walk – 1; Run – 4.5 (with intervals explained above)

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  1. ShoreTurtle
    July 30, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Keep at it. You’re making good progress.

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