Sunday, January 23, 2011
First Long Run in a Long While.
I can happily report it gave me no problems at all! Starting at 8:00am was more like the time I should have been finishing! 7.5km out on Old South and Aylmerton Roads was fine, but I found the last few kilometres on the return were very tiring; so not all fitness back yet I have to assume from that.
To make sure my knee didn't have any added stress other than running, I walked the very steep hill leading into Aylmerton village and also the one on Bong Bong Road just before the school where I started and finished. So, all good on the knee front! However, I'll still continue to do track and tempo runs barefoot on grass and pool running twice each week as cross-training. Two weeks of my program done!
15km @ 7:58 min/km
I did 2 x 7.5km
7.5k out in 62 min 7.5k return in 64 min
Avg HR 72%
Total = 15km ( and the longest run since September last year!)