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we’ve all seen enough, now its time to decide

April 15, 2010

My motivation to run pain-free has trumped the drive to be ready for an early season 10 000m.  Therefor I have decided to take a little time off and completely heal my tendons.  

I actually started running last week.  I started with a 2km run on Friday, then 6km on Saturday and 10km on Sunday.  Each run was easy and felt pretty good.  I figured that if I was going to race on May 1st I was going to have to push the running and if it didn’t take… then I would take some time off.  I never really got excited about my first few days of running but then Monday’s run felt really good and I pushed the pace for 4km.  Of course later that night and the next morning my tendons flared up.  It wasn’t nearly as bad as before and my shin felt pretty good by Wednesday but it was bad enough to know that I’m not ready to push it.

After a month of x-training it’s going to take considerable time to be ready to race again so I might as well take the time and heal completely.  The two main reasons why I’m frustrated about this injury are that: 1) I was in good shape (*see w/o below) and; 2)  there are limited 10 000m races that go under 28 min anywhere in the world (yes, I mention this every blog).  I’m still looking forward to having some good races on the track later in the summer.  I also have this pipe dream that a good opportunity to run fast over 10 00om will magically appear.

I decided that I’ll take a few days off completely and see where that gets me.  Seeing that today was 23C and sunny I couldn’t sit around so I went for a bike ride.  The ride had a mission, get to Dee’s for a couple of buttertarts and then ride back.  The whole trip was 75km which took me a little less than 2.5hours.  The next few days are supposed to be wet and/or chilly so it will be easier to sit on my ass.

400m, 800m, 800m,
800m, 400m, 800m,
800m, 800m, 400m
I did the first two sets with the group and the last three on my own.  I had one minute between intervals and two minutes between sets.  I averaged 67 seconds for the entire 10 000m workout. 

One Comment
  1. April 26, 2010 11:56 pm

    Keep it rollin’, Reid. A speedy recovery is on its way – fact.

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