Thursday, December 7, 2006

Therapy or Broken Promise?

I said that I wasn't going to do any racewalking for a couple of weeks--but I was feeling pretty good so I decided to go out for a therapeutic walk. Just an easy three miles, here's how it went:
Mile 1 - 13:18
Mile 2 - 13:11
Mile 3 - 13:02
Average Pace - 13:10 Minutes per Mile
Total Workout - 39:32

Things were obviously going well because I kept increasing my speed but the sore knee isn't quite 100% yet. Tomorrow is strength training day and Saturday morning is Southern Cal Walkers. There is a one hour postal on Sunday and although I'd like to do it, maybe it isn't a good idea to do a race right after coming off an injury.

This week I had an appointment with chiropractor, Dr. Bill Bravo. He massaged my knee and gave some tips that seemed to help things along. Next week I've got an appointment with podiatrist Dr. Gary Briskin, one of the founders of the Foot & Ankle Institute.

I'll probably put in the distance training starting on Sunday but will keep the speed down until I feel the knee is 100% healed.

My training schedule will come to a screeching halt starting on December 15 because of holiday plans but I'll still try to get a workout in when possible. In the meantime, maybe I'll make a goal of completing a 26.2 mile training walk before the end of the year.