Thursday, July 13, 2006

Finally a fast run!

Seems like my last few runs have been long (9 miles, 7 miles, 7 miles) and in the heat (90 degrees or above) so my per mile pace has been slooooooow and I've felt like I was dragging a caboose along with me as I go.

I'm happy to report that I just got back from a short (4 mile), cool (about 70 degrees), fast run. Fast as in 32:41 for the run, which is 8:10 miles. (In case my friend OldLobo is reading, I know this is super slow for you, my land-speed-record-breaking friend, but it's fast for me, ok?)

Also an injury update. I went to the physical therapist on Tuesday and I'm going again today. He thinks he can help the plantar fasciitis (hooray!) and thinks I have/had a slight tear in my right hamstring, which accounts for the pain I've felt there for over a year. He was talking about working with the SF 49ers (his hands have touched Jerry Rice -- can you believe?), and mentioned something about how what he was doing to me is the same as how he treats the 49ers. I just started cracking up as I had the thought, "Yeah, me and the Niners -- our doctor pretty much treats us the same!" And I couldn't stop laughing. For this "last picked at everything" girl who has a hard time viewing herself as athletic, it was a delightful moment!

4 comments:

FV Tom said...

Good job on your run!

Jules said...

Well, I'm impressed with your time. I'm impressed with all of it. 4, 7, 9 miles. Why oh why can't I enjoy running? I did an 18 mile bike ride over the weekend then tried to run 3 miles immediately afterward ... no way ... I made it 2 miles and had to walk. ARGH!!

Just checked out your flickr photos. You look, uh, totally amazing.

Love that condiment collection. Cute idea.

Lori said...

I'm so impressed with your running. I wish I could do that. I also wish it was 70 here instead of nearly 100. It's hard to do anything outside.

Lori

oldLobo said...

Speed is relative to where you're starting from. That doesn't mean you're "slow". I'm getting beat pretty consitently by the (young) elite women, though I'm getting close. That would have been completely unacceptable when I was 24, but it's just part of the territory now.

If you want to run faster, don't do all distance runs - do some sprints of 200m or less really hard.