Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Back with a vengeance

After a few days without running, Yesterdays I tried my knee on an easy run and today I did a full quality workout without so much as a twinge. The intervals I ran were at 4:32/km and I felt great. Total time at that speed was 16 minutes. I actually wondered if the treadmill I was on was defective and was going too slow. Last week, the same workout almost brought me to tears and today I felt terrific.

I guess the rest without running, the cross training and the glucosamin+chondroitin supplements really helped.

I`m now pumped about Sunday's race. I'm going maintain a small volume of running the remainder of the week with a few strides. I'll do a spinning class tomorrow or Friday and some swimming. Short run Saturday morning. And Sunday, I'm going to unleash. Not much time in a 5k. The plan is simple, run around 4:24/km with a slightly faster second half. I didn't think I could do it but after todays run, I'm thinking it might actually be possible.

22:30 might be a more realistic goal but one must have dreams!


Jodi said...


JD said...

Thanks Jodi. I'm going for it. Keep training hard for your 10k at the end of the month. Your track work will pay off.