Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Alright, so I haven't been posting my run workouts in great detail lately because they've been rather...pathetic. But a surefire way to get sidelined again would be to do too much too soon. So even in spite of getting the green light from my sports med doc a few weeks back, it's been very, very slow going. Light running about 3x's a week and a very gradual build-up of time on my feet. I'm following a modified version of Pfitzinger's 'return from injury' program detailed near the bottom of this link.
Like I said, it's pathetic but at this point I'll take anything I can get.
Worn in honor of my friends racing CIM this Sunday
Foot's still not a 100% so I've been trying to listen to my body the best I can. If the foot is still bothering me a couple of days after a run, I'll usually take a few more days off. Except for today.
While my foot was still a touch sore after Monday's run, today I received two items in the mail that made me lace up and head to my nearest trail: 1) SKINS compression calf sleeves (thanks to the recommendation of my friends Ryan and Rachel), and 2) a new camera to replace the one I broke back at the LA Marathon. Until now, I've been using the iPhone and while pretty good picture quality came from that thing, I hated the idea of getting sweat and dirt on it. And of course, as all iPhone users are aware - no flash for the camera.
Today's run called for about 30+ minutes of running with a short walk break in between, but I really loathed the idea of running around my traffic heavy neighborhood. So, I jumped into my truck and headed a few miles northwest to Sullivan Canyon to do my measly little workout. No regrets, had a blast (although I did get a little cold towards the end when the sun was all but set) and braved rush-hour traffic back home after getting a little dirty.
Sleeves worked great, but won't truly know until they've been really put to the test when I can get some distance underneath me. And of course, I'm glad to be armed with a camera once again so that I may provide more silly and off-the-cuff photos + videos for my little audience. Til next time!