Thursday, March 15, 2007

Sore Calf Muscles, Slow Miles

That mile run I did on Tuesday left my calf muscles sore. Partially it was because running and walking use different muscles but the main problem was most likely that my running technique is way off. I figured that it would be best to start slow and speed up gradually this morning.
Mile 1 - 15:30               (9:38 min/km)
Mile 2 - 12:41 (7:53 min/km)
Mile 3 - 11:23 (7:04 min/km)
Total Workout - 39:36
Average Pace - 13:12 min/mi (8:12 min/km)

I was hoping that each mile was a minute faster. The first mile was just an ordinary walk followed by an easy racewalk and finally a good effort. It seems pointless to list the average pace because it includes the warm up lap. I only did 3 miles as part of a mini-taper for a 5k race that I might do on Sunday.