Starting over... Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/ Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:03:11 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Tue, Aug 14, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-14-2018.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>5 miles easy</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>10:00</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 13, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-13-2018.html <p><strong>Workout:</strong> 5 miles eay</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>10:41</p> <p><strong>Splits: </strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 13:07 / 2 mi - 10:49 / 3 mi - 10:31 / 4 mi - 9:57 / 5 mi - 9:27 / 6 mi - 10:12</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>This was an awful, awful, awful run.</li> </ul> Mon, 13 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Aug 12, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-12-2018.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Easy run</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace:</strong> 9:51</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>63&deg;</li> <li>Humidity 89%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 11:29 / 2 mi - 10:23 / 3 mi - 9:53 / 4 mi - 9:42 / 5 mi - 9:05 / 6 mi - 8:42</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>My foot pain was not too intense this morning. I was not sure what to expect since I ran 12 miles yesterday.</li> <li>While running, I realized that I need to run more weekly miles to increase my stamina. If I run this half-marathon in Septmeber, I am 6 weeks behind in the training schedule for race day. Currently I am able to run about 5 miles easily. I&#39;ve got my work cut out for me.</li> <li>I&#39;m just not sure how much I should push myself. It is pretty clear that if I race my performance is not optimal with my foot issues.</li> </ul> Sun, 12 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 11, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-11-2018.html <p><strong><span id="cke_bm_88C" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>Workout: </strong>12 mile long run</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace:</strong> 9:41</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>72&deg;</li> <li>Humidity 70%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>2 mi - 10:54 / 4 mi - 9:48 / 6 mi - 9:44 / 8 mi - 9:20 / 10 mi - 9:11 / 12 mi - 9:17</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Overall, this was not an epic fail. I was happy to see that my last 6 miles were&nbsp; faster than my first 6. I purposely slowed at mile 10 because I did not feel that mentally I would finish. My stamina is just so poor.</li> <li>My foot held up pretty well. I consumed a fair amount of Advil along the way.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 11 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 10, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-10-2018.html <p><strong><span id="cke_bm_70C" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>Workout: </strong>6 miles easy</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>10:38</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>79&deg;</li> <li>Winds WSW 6 mph</li> <li>Humidity 73%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 12:42 / 2 mi - 11:06 / 3 mi - 10:37 / 4 mi - 10:20 / 5 mi - 10:06 / 6 mi - 9:00</li> </ul> <p><strong>&#8203;Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>So much pain. Part of the problem is that I am back at work. I am on my feet from 7 AM until 5 PM. I am selective about my work shoes, but I am probably going to have to wear my boot to work. Ugh!</li> </ul> Fri, 10 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 09, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-09-2018.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Strength</p> <ul> <li>1.5 - Warm-up</li> <li>4 miles HMP</li> <li>1.5 cool-down</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 12:18 / 2 mi - 10:31 / 3 mi - 9:44 / 4 mi - 9:11 / 5 mi - 9:13 / 6 mi - 8:41 / 7 mi - 9:12</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>My foot hurt so badly I chose to run the first 3 miles as my warm-up. I stopped a lot during the first mile to stretch the foot area. By mile 4, the pain was minimal. I was able to run closer to my HMP. Unfortunately, my stamina is not strong. I might have had two more miles left at that pace.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Aug 07, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-07-2018.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Speed on the treadmill</p> <ul> <li>1.5 mi warm-up / 10:54</li> <li>4 x 1200m / 8:34</li> <li>with 400 m jog rest / 10:00</li> <li>1 mi cool-down / 10:00</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Aug 06, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-06-2018.html <p><strong>Workout:</strong> 5 miles easy</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>9:33</p> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1mi - 10:52 / 2 mi - 9:20 /3 mi - 9:29 / 4 mi - 9:52 / 5 mi - 9:10</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Aug 05, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-05-2018.html <p><strong><span id="cke_bm_91C" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>Workout: </strong>6 miles slow easy (goal pace - 10:30)</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>10:08</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>69&deg;</li> <li>Wind S 5 mph</li> <li>Humidity 71%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 11:08 / 2 mi - 10:23 / 3 mi - 10:15 / 4 mi - 10:18 / 5 mi - 9:34 / 6:28 mi - 9:14</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>I am incredibly out of running shape! I can&#39;t believe how difficult of a run this was for me!</li> </ul> Sun, 05 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Aug 04, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-04-2018.html <p><strong>Workout:</strong> 10 miles easy pace (goal pace 10:05)</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>9:59</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>69&deg;</li> <li>Wind SW 5 mph</li> <li>Humidity 60%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>2 mi - 10:56 / 4 mi - 9:56 / 6 mi - 9:39 / 8 mi - 9:52 / 10 mi - 9:32</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Overall, I am pleased with my performance. I am trying to build my stamina and push my easy run pace to under 10:00. Ipurposely slowed mile 7 &amp; 8 to ensure that I could finish the full 10 miles.</li> <li>My foot was bad for the first two miles. I repeatedly stop and stretched. The pain eventually worked itself out to a minor annoyance.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Cross-Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>10 mile bike ride</li> </ul> Sat, 04 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Aug 03, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-03-2018.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Just run 5 mi (goal pace 10:00)</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>9:16</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>73 &deg;</li> <li>77% humidity</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 10:07 / 2 mi - 9:06 / 3 mi - 9:09 / 4 mi - 9:20 / 5 mi - 8:50 / 5.17 mi - 8:20</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>I was not sure what to expect since my foot pain was unbearable yesterday during the run.</li> <li>I kept my boot on all day and night. Perhaps this helped because I barely had any pain while running!</li> <li>I was extremely satisfied with my overall workout. I have no stamina at these faster paces, but I am realistic with the gradual build-up.</li> </ul> Fri, 03 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Aug 02, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-02-2018.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Strength on the treadmill (HMP)</p> <ul> <li>1.5 mi warm-up / 10:50</li> <li>4 miles / 9:20</li> <li>1.5 mi cool-down / 10:00</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>My paces on the treadmill were significantly slower than I had planned to run. My foot hurt the entire workout. I stopped periodically to stretch the area and to take additional Advil. Nothing relieved the pain today.</li> <li>I&#39;ll wear my boot all day today.</li> <li>I&#39;ll start again tomorrow with new hope!</li> </ul> <p><strong>Cross-Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>45 minutes spinning</li> <li>30 minutes weight training</li> </ul> Thu, 02 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Aug 01, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-08-01-2018.html <p><strong>Cross Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>30 minutes weight training</li> </ul> Wed, 01 Aug 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Jul 31, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-31-2018.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Speed on the treadmill</p> <ul> <li>1.5 mi warm-up - 10:30</li> <li>5 x 1k - 8:42</li> <li>with 500m jog rest - 9:55</li> <li>.5 cool-down - 10:00</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>I was not into the workout this morning. It was a mental struggle to continue with each mile. I was supposed to run a 1.5 mile cool-down, but I just couldn&#39;t get that final mile done.</li> <li>My foot really hurt for the first few miles.</li> <li>I received a massage gift card at the end of the school year. I am redeeming it this afternoon. She is going to spend time on my foot. I can&#39;t wait!</li> </ul> <p><strong>Cross Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>45 minutes spinning</li> <li>30 minutes weight training</li> </ul> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 30, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-30-2018.html <p><strong>&nbsp;Workout: </strong>4 easy miles (goal pace 10:10)</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>9:35 - You read that right!</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>67&deg;</li> <li>Wind NE 6 mph</li> <li>Humidity 86%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 10:27 / 2 mi - 10:05 / 3 mi - 9:23 / 4 mi - 8:30</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>My foot felt well. On mile 3, I decided to start increasing my speed. What a glorious feeling to run without pain!!!!!! I was one extremely happy girl!</li> </ul> Mon, 30 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Jul 29, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-29-2018.html <p><strong>Workout:</strong> 6 easy miles (goal pace 10:15)</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace:</strong>&nbsp;10:05</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>63&deg;</li> <li>Humidity 66%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 11:00 / 2 mi - 10:30 / 3 mi - 10:11 / 4 mi - 9:59 / 5 mi - 9:49 / 6 mi - 9:08</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Barely any foot pain this morning! If only all of my runs could feel so good!</li> </ul> Sun, 29 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 28, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-28-2018.html <p><strong>Workout:</strong>&nbsp;8 easy miles (goal pace 10:55)</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>9:45</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>65&deg;</li> <li>Humidity 65%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi warm-up -11:11</li> <li>1 mi - 9:45 / 2 mi - 9:36 / 3 mi - 9:28 / 4 mi - 9:26 / 5 mi - 9:56 / 6 mi - 9:33 / 7 mi - 9:19</li> <li>1 mi cool-down - 11:22</li> </ul> Sat, 28 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Jul 27, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-27-2018.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>4 easy miles - target pace of 10:15</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>10:11</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>63&deg;</li> <li>Humidity 66%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 11:52 / 2 mi - 10:19 / 3 mi - 9:46 / 4 mi - 9:13 / 4.32 mi - 8:50</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Foot pain was intense at the start of the run. I stopped to stretch some more around&nbsp; .25 mi. This helped a lot. I contemplated stopping the run altogether as I strectched. I was relieved that I chose to make another attempt with the workout.</li> <li>I feel as if I need a warm-up mile before I start my garmin. I get mentally defeated with that initial mile. It really affects my overall performance and takes a piece of my joy from the run experience.</li> <li>This injury is so incredibly frustrating. I do not feel that after 14 weeks away from running, I am much better. I am not getting worse, but I am also not getting better. I fear that I am just growing comfotable to a certain level of pain.</li> </ul> Fri, 27 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Jul 26, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-26-2018.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Strength / treadmill</p> <ul> <li>1.5 mi warm-up / Easy / 10:20</li> <li>3 mi / HMP / 9:05</li> <li>1.5 mi cool-down / Easy / 10:00</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Jul 24, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-24-2018.html <p><span id="cke_bm_71C" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><strong>Workout: </strong>Speed work on the treadmill</p> <ul> <li>1.5 mi warm-up / 10:30 pace / painful to my foot</li> <li>6 x 800m with 400m jog / 8:57 &amp; 10:00 paces</li> <li>1.5 mi cool-down / 10:00 pace</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>My thinking was really off this morning. I ran my 6 x 800&#39;s at marathon pace instead of 5K pace.</li> <li>I got a migraine about 15 minutes following my workout. This might explain my error in processing the pace&nbsp; times.</li> </ul> <p><strong>&#8203;Cross Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>45 minutes spinning</li> <li>20 minutes weight training</li> </ul> Tue, 24 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 23, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-23-2018.html <p><strong><span id="cke_bm_72C" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></strong><strong>Workout: </strong>5 miles easy (goal pace 10:15)</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>10:12</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>62&deg;</li> <li>Wind N 7mph</li> <li>Humidity 65%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>I accidently deleted this workout so I am unable to record my splits.</li> <li>My shoes were still soaked from yesterday&#39;s rain drenched run. I wore my Asics Gels instead which did not feel as cushioned as the Brooks.</li> <li>My neighbor ran out of his house on my 1 1/2 mile loop. He gave me numerous high fives and told me that I ran like a spring doe prancing through a meadow. I love and appreciate the kindness that strangers and friends have been showering upon me lately!</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Jul 22, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-22-2018.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>12 easy miles (pace goal - 10:30)</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>10:33</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>68&deg;</li> <li>N 7mph</li> <li>Humidity 88%</li> <li>Steady rain</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>2 mi - 10:37 / 4 mi - 10:23 / 6 mi - 10:37 / 8 mi - 10:30 / 10 mi - 10:31 / 12:04 mi - 10:43</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Overall, I stayed close to my goal pace. I had a lot of foot pain by mile 7. I took additional pain meds which helped tremendously.</li> <li>I am hoping that by the first of August I can feel confident with my capabilities to push past this overall sense of trepidation that I am going to injure myself so badly that I&#39;ll never run again! The mind is such an interesting creature!</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 22 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 21, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-21-2018.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>5 miles easy (goal pace 10:30)</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace</strong>: 10:15</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>70&deg;</strong></li> <li>WSW 9 mph</li> <li>Rain</li> </ul> Sat, 21 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Fri, Jul 20, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-20-2018.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>5 miles easy pace (Goal pace - 10:30)</p> <p><strong>Overall Average</strong> Pace: 10:20</p> <p><strong>Thoughts: </strong></p> <ul> <li><span><span data-offset-key="5pnlf-0-0"><span data-text="true">Recovering from an endless foot injury is exhausting on many levels. This morning while attempting what felt like the world&#39;s slowest run, I saw a stranger stop ahead of me on the sidewalk. He began to clap. As I neared him he politely bowed. As his body rose to greet me, the biggest grin and most sparkling eyes shined upon me. This made all the months of recovery worth it. I hope that I can repay his kindness to someone else today. Let&#39;s all make that happen!</span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Cross-Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>30 minutes weight training</li> </ul> Fri, 20 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Jul 19, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-19-2018.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Strength workout on the treadmill</p> <ul> <li>1.5 mi warm-up - 10:40</li> <li>3 mi half-marathon pace- 9:05</li> <li>1.5 cool-down - 10:00</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>I KT taped my foot for added cushioning. I took Advil &amp; Tynenol prior to the workout.</li> <li>I attempted a warm-up pace at 10:00, but the pain in my heel was intense. Once I slowed the pace, I was able to work through the pain and complete the workout.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Cross-Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>45 minutes spinning</li> <li>30 minutes weight training</li> </ul> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Jul 18, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-18-2018.html <p><strong>Cross Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>30 minutes weight-lifting</li> <li>15 mile bike ride</li> </ul> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Jul 17, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-17-2018.html <p><strong>Workout:</strong> Speed work on the treadmill</p> <ul> <li>1.5 mile warm-up @ 10:34 pace</li> <li>6 x 800m @ 8:34 pace with 400m @ 10:00 pace</li> <li>1.5 mile cool-down @ 10:20 pace</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>My warm-up and cool-down were probably slower than they should have been, but I am still cautious about my heel. I did not have any pain until the very end of my speed work!</li> </ul> <p><strong>Cross-Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>20 minutues weight-lifting</li> <li>22 mile bike ride - I crashed into a retaining wall today at mile 4. I was unable to clip out of my pedals fast enough. My elbow and wrist took the hardest blows to my body. I&#39;m just stiff and sore, but I&#39;ll be back at it tomorrow!</li> </ul> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 16, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-16-2018.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>4 easy miles (target pace - 10:15)</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>10:01</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>73&deg;</li> <li>Humidity 90%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 10:38 / 2 mi - 10:06 / 3 mi - 9:55 / 4 mi - 9:23</li> </ul> <p><strong>&#8203;Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>I was remiss at taking Tynenol and Advil prior to my run. My heel pain was extremely noticeable. After a few minutes, I stopped and did some additional stretching to the area.This helped significantly.</li> <li>This was the first time since my injury that I&#39;ve run three days in a run. i have speed work tomorrow on the treadmill. Curious to see how that plays itself out.</li> </ul> Mon, 16 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Sun, Jul 15, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-15-2018.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>6 easy miles (target pace - 10:15)</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>9:53</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>74&deg;</li> <li>Wind SSW 7 mph</li> <li>Humidity 61%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 10:09 / 2 mi - 10:11 / 3 mi - 9:49 / 4 mi - 9:26 / 5 mi - 10:05 / 6 mi - 9:35</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>My heel hurt quite a bit follwoing yesterday&#39;s long run so I KT taped it. The tape seemed to give the heel some added cushion today. Overall, the run felt good. I had to work at slowing my pace. That was an encouraging feeling.</li> </ul> Sun, 15 Jul 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Jul 14, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-07-14-2018.html <p><strong>Workout:</strong>&nbsp;8 mile easy pace (target 10:30 pace)</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>10.22</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>72&deg;</li> <li>Wind NE 5 mph</li> <li>Humidity 39%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 11:10 / 2 mi - 10:44 / 3 mi - 10:19 / 4 mi - 10:10 / 5 mi -10:10 / 6 mi - 10:06 / 7 mi - 10:41/ 8 mi - 9:41</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>I wasn&#39;t sure what to expect this morning. I had a lot of heel pain yesterday so I was apprehensive, but overall the heel performed well.</li> <li>Running 8 miles was no big deal. I had the stamina. My pacing was good. I went a little mindless on mile 7, but regained better pacing to finish the run strong.</li> <li>27.52 miles was a BIG increase from the past 14 weeks where I often was unable to do even 1 mile. I&#39;ll be honest, this really scared me. I&#39;m glad that I faced this fear. I have a long way to go, but at least I&#39;m moving forward now!</li> </ul> <p>&#8203;<strong>Cross-Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>16 mile bike ride</li> </ul> Sat, 14 Jul 2018 06:00:00