After taking my normal rest day on Wednesday (Day 24), I ended up missing my run on Thursday (Day 25) due to a brief stomach illness, but thankfully was able to pick back up with week 4 of my “Return to Running” program on Friday afternoon:
- 3 to 5-minute walking warmup
- 3 x 15-minute run / 1-minute walk
- 3 to 5+ minute walking cooldown
Friday’s Run (Day 26)
I started off from my house, and ran through the streets of Bellevue in a steady rain that was quite heavy at times. My legs felt reasonably fresh after two days off, though I tried to keep my pace fairly chill. The temps were relatively warm, and the rain not very refreshing, which left things feeling quite muggy. All-in-all though I was pleased with the run. It is interesting though how after taking two days off the aching in my left leg returned. It had been MUCH better on Monday and Tuesday, but was back on Friday. Strange! In total I finished 45 minutes of running and just over 7 minutes of walking for a total of just under 5.8 miles completed.
- Miles: 5.79
- Time: 52:17 minutes
- Pace: 9:02
- Shoes: Saucony Kinvara 3 (#7)
- Route: Streets of Bellevue
Saturday’s Run (Day 27)
Brian agreed to run with me again this Saturday, and we started off with our running group from the Bread & Co parking lot. They planned to run to Percy Warner Park, and then onto the main drive of the park. I’m supposed to avoid significant hills, so we joined them to the main entrance of the park, and proceeded to run the infamous “zig-zag” route through Belle Meade created by our friend Edward. It was very humid during the run, but we kept the pace extremely chill, and I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation with my friend. We ended up having to add a little bit on to the end of the route to finish the intervals. In total we finished 45-minutes of running and just under 17 minutes of walking for a total of 6.1 miles completed.
- Miles: 6.12
- Time: 1 hour 1:53 minutes
- Pace: 10:07
- Shoes: adidas Energy Boost (#1)
- Route: Zig-Zag Route – Belle Meade
No running today (Day 28), since it is my rest day. Finished 23.8-miles this week. Hope to start week 5 tomorrow.
Cross-Training (Day 26)
- Pullups >> Test Day – 12 consecutive reps completed
Cross-Training (Day 27)
- Stationary Bike >> 30 minutes completed