Thursday, December 02, 2010
..but still pretty much jogging in water! Renwick soccer field was a quagmire but nevertheless it was the first opportunity in over a week to test my knee on the ground and it passed with the flying colours....of mud and water!
I jogged very easily for 3km through the puddles on the grass....not a twinge in the knee!
Before leaving home, I put my new Newtons in the car as here was a chance, I hoped, to try them and my knee on the road beside the soccer field. I had to wash my feet though to remove the mud and grass; couldn't risk a scrap of dirt getting on the new trainers on their first outing! They, and my knee, felt simply fabulous even though it was only 1km! I was thrilled with the results of both grass and road and now expect 'full steam ahead' after I see THE MAN on Monday morning. Seems like all the hard pool running has paid off handsomely.
3km through the quagmire; 30 min.
AHR 74%; MHR 78%
1km on road; 8.4 min
AHR 75%; MHR 80%
Total = 4km