Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Week In Running

It's been a while since I've had enough running worthy of a wrap-up post. This was my first semi-normal week running since screwing up my Achilles. The long time off has been frustrating, to say the least. It hasn't all been off, but I haven't felt like a runner since late October. I'm heavier and slower, but that's OK. The Achilles still aches sometimes, but it's slowly improving. I'm not overdoing it. More than all that, I feel like a runner again. On Monday I ran in the snow, just five miles. What this meant, though, was working harder than I have in some time, enough to feel sore the next couple of days. I missed that. When I finished my "long" run of 7 miles on Saturday, I stopped in my local deli for a chocolate milk. That's the same routine I'd do when I'd run 14 miles before work this summer and fall. I'm not back yet by any stretch. I'll feel that way after stringing together a bunch of 25-mile weeks.

Weekly mileage: 27


Danielle in Iowa in Ireland said...

There's nothing like feeling like a runner again!

Ashley said...

what app do you use to track your runs?

Brian Morrissey said...

i use it's a new site that allows for sharing of training. so far, i find it pretty useful. for these posts, i just take a screengrab of the log. it would be nice if it had a 'blog this' option.