Having completed Step 1 of my “return to running” program on Saturday, today marked the beginning of Step 2, which includes:
- Warmup – walk
- 5-min run / 2-min walk x 4
- Cooldown – walk
I ran in the late afternoon on the Harpeth River Greenway, and felt fantastic. My heart rate is still higher than I’m used to, but my legs are really itching to just keep going past the 5-minutes. However, I’m determined to follow the instructions and be smart, because I don’t want this to happen again.
In total I finished 3.5-miles in 33:45 at an average pace of 9:39 per mile (with walk breaks)