Just finished another run in Step 1 of my “return to running” program (4-min run / 2-min walk x 4), and this time I got to do it with my daughter Kate. She is running miles for the Kid’s Marathon at Chickamauga next month. I guess one benefit of this program is that it will allow us to run together some over the next few weeks.
This run also went well, with no pain in my right leg. However, I am quite sore after last night’s inaugural run, even though there was only 16-minutes of actual running. This is quite humbling considering that just over 5 1/2 weeks ago I was cranking out 55 to 60-mile weeks. I’m also noticing that my right quad is really right, but my MD said that I would have some tightness or aching during my first few runs back. I’m definitely jittery, getting a slight panic every time I feel twinge anywhere in my leg.
In total we finished right at 2.75-miles with warmup, cool-down, and the walk breaks at an average pace of 11.37 per mile.