Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Lucky Penny

Last week I was, well, weak. It took me a few days to recover from the 20 mile workout. Today, thought not fully recovered from the 10 mile race, I was feeling pretty good. The 20 miler was on a Saturday and I had a couple of days of rest while the 10 miler was Sunday and I did my strength training ritual on Monday and that seemed to aid in recovery. Then again I fell on the 20 miler and got a metal for the 10 miler so that probably had something to do with the recovery time.

This morning I caught myself day dreaming on mile 4 and being the meiser that I am I stopped to pick up a penny on mile 5. It must have been a good luck penny--for the first time I walked every mile under 12 minutes.
Mile 1 - 11:53
Mile 2 - 11:54
Mile 3 - 11:39
Mile 4 - 11:59
Mile 5 - 11:58
Mile 6 - 11:36

Average Pace - 11:50 minutes per mile

Total Workout - 1:11:02

Heart beat stayed around 160 bpm so it wasn't that hard of an effort, it fealt good.

What didn't feel good was that I hit the inside of my left ankle a few times with my right foot--ouch! I had a little sore spot there when I did the same thing on the 10 mile race, but this time it ended up bleeding. People have told me that I rotate my right foot too much and it was my right knee that caused the most problems. Looks like I'll have to stop day dreaming and concentrate more on form.