Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Tired of Resting

After a couple of weeks of resting a sore knee I finally got out and did my six mile training walk.

My schedule calls for six mile walks every Tuesday and Thursday, speed work with the Southern Cal Walkers on Saturday, long distance on Sunday and strength training on Monday (depending on Sunday's distance) Wednesday and Friday. With the holidays and vacation plans coming up this well planned schedule will probably fly right out the window.

Tomorrow I've got an appointment with a podiatrist, that's a good thing because he might be able to determine why I've been hurting my knees everytime I push through a 10 minute mile. Then again there is also a DreamWorks Animation company party tomorrow night and that could be detrimental to my training. It was hard enough getting up this morning, I can't imagine doing the six mile walk the morning after a holiday party.

Here's how it went today:
Mile 1 - 11:49
Mile 2 - 12:22
Mile 3 - 12:41
Mile 4 - 12:58
Mile 5 - 12:34
Mile 6 - 12:11
Average Pace - 12:26 minutes per mile
Total Workout - 1:14:38

It is going to take a while to get used to doing six miles instead of the usual three and I took it a bit conservatively this morning. I do have an excuse for that slow mile 4, my shoelace came untied--yikes! The laces on my new size 11 Loco Banditos are a bit long for the way that I lace them so I'll have to either get shorter laces of find an alternate way to tie them.

Time for some more research:

Ian's Shoelace Site

New Scientist Article: Mathematics unravels optimum way of shoe lacing.