I logged into my Garmin account to set up the workout and send it to my watch. I like doing it that way, so I don't have to try and think of how many times I've done each interval, and all that--I just run fast when my watch vibrates, then run slow when it vibrates again. Very simple!
I put on my new Mizuno's, and headed out to run. My plan was to keep my easy running at a 10:30 ish pace, and my tempo intervals at a 9:00 ish pace. At first, things were going well. The shoes were very comfy--they feel a lot lighter and more flexible than my Adrenaline's. I didn't have any issues with the fit, either. My knee really started to hurt about halfway through the run. After my third tempo interval, I decided to walk the 2-minute easy recovery instead of a slow run. That helped my knee enough to where I could run the last tempo interval at a decent pace. Then I walked 2 minutes, and then did the easy running until I got home.
Over all, it looked like this:
15 min: Easy run (10:02 pace)
5 min: Tempo interval (8:52 pace)
2 min: Easy recovery (10:15 pace)
5 min: Tempo interval (9:00 pace)
2 min: Easy recovery (10:19 pace)
5 min: Tempo interval (9:27 pace--this is when my knee was killing me)
2 min: Easy recovery (13:04 pace--I walked this one)
5 min: Tempo interval (9:07 pace)
2 min: Easy recovery (13:16 pace--I walked this one too)
7 min (arrived home before the 10 minute mark): Easy cool-down run (10:08 pace)
In total, I ran 5.10 miles in 50:14, a 9:51 pace. I wasn't expecting miracles with my knee, but I was praying that wearing the new shoes would make a big difference in how my knee felt. I know I have to give it time, though. I came home and rolled out my IT band (ouch!!) and did some stretches. My appointment with the sports medicine doctor isn't until June 25th (the soonest they could get me in). So I'll already be marathon training by then.
Jerry is so great! While I was out running, he put some water out on the porch for me to drink when I was done, and he cleaned up the kitchen, leaving me a couple of notes in the process:
|Coffee all ready to brew|
|Dishwasher loaded and ready to run|
I've discovered that my stomach really dislikes regular (caffeinated) coffee. When I gave it up in October, I know that I felt better, but I couldn't really pin point WHY. Well, for the past 4-5 days, since I started drinking it again, my stomach has been really revolting against me. I've been spending a lot of time in the bathroom, and not in a good way. I think I should probably give up on the coffee again. I love that it makes me more energetic, but my stomach issues are awful.
I keep seeing previews for the Lifetime movie "Blue Lagoon: The Awakening" and I'm so excited to watch it!! I loved the movie The Blue Lagoon, and of course I'm a sucker for Lifetime movies. It's on June 16th, if you're interested.