Ok a little April fool’s joke because we all know I’m not breaking any PR’s just yet lol.
So here is a quick recap of the last week.
3/23/15 – Planned – No idea Actual – 1 mile @ 7:33 pace
I posted about this last week. Buster and I headed down to the big park in our community and knocked out a solid mile. Good pace for one mile but definitely need to work on my stamina again.
3/25/15 – Planned – 2 miles Actual – 2 miles @10:10 pace
This was a total recovery run. I wanted to take it slow and start working my legs back into shape. There is definitely a noticeable difference when your legs are strong and in shape compared to out of shape. My legs just feel real wonky and scraggy.
3/28/15 – Planned – 3.1 miles Actual – 3.1 miles @ 9:08 pace
At this point, this was a solid run. I wanted to come out real conservative because I didn’t really know how my legs would hold up for 3 miles. Clicked off the first mile at 10:02 pace, felt good so I clicked off the second mile at 9:23 pace, then pretty much said “What the He%$” and clicked off the last mile at 8:13. NEGATIVE SPLIT – BOOM!!
3/30/15 – Planned – 1 mile Actual – 1 mile @9:25 pace
Buster and I once again headed up to the park to just get our legs stretched. This run was a pretty standard stroll around the park a bunch of times. Nothing exciting.
4/1/15 – Planned – 3.5 miles Actual – 3.54 miles, 1,247 ft of elevation gain
This was my redemption run/hike. I haven’t been on “my mountain” in a couple months and it was time to get back out there and see if I still have the guts. This was not pretty at all, huffing and puffing through a slow grind up the mountain. But you know what; I hit the summit and had a huge smile on my face. No love lost for the trails, I can’t wait to get my legs back in shape and start knocking out elevation gains again. Another take away, my foot reacted much better than I thought it would have.
I leave you with a shot over Phoenix high atop Camelback Mountain…have a great day!!