Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A step in the right direction

Today's run (treadmill) 2.45 miles

I had to make the call last night whether I'd need indoor or outdoor gear for the morning. News 12 Long Island's weather report last night predicted rain overnight so I prepared for a treadmill run. The skies seemed clear when I got up but since I hadn't laid out the proper gear for the street I did my run indoors.

Yesterday I did some research on performance related to blood donation and there's ample evidence that my difficult workouts since last Wednesday are directly related to giving blood. I rested on Monday and anticipated tough going this morning but my run wasn't as hard as I'd expected it to be. After starting at a pace that matched my best efforts from the weekend, I increased speed throughout the run and finished up running close to 9:00 per mile. My overall pace was in the high 9:00's but I was fine with that. I felt much more like my old self by the end. I have two more runs planned before I finish my taper. I'm hoping to get at least one more run on the road before the race and to maintain a speed that's close to my 5K race pace.


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