Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Whooo five miles

Can you tell I'm a little bit excited about the five miles I did yesterday?

It was hot and gross outside when I got home from work but I told myself I really wanted to run for an hour. Or at least run as much as I could and mix in walking when needed for at least an hour because it had been such a long time since I had gone for that long.

Around 6 p.m. I threw on shorts and a tech top, grabbed my watch and iPod and headed out. The heat and humidity didn't bother me too much during the first two miles. I went slow, clocking them in about 21 minutes.

I had brought water with me, but it was really warm and gross, therefore not doing much to cool me down.

I stopped and walked a few of the hills during the third mile. Ran a bit more and then walked some more of the hills.

I did sort of a fartlek-style run for the rest. I'd pick an intersection or mailbox or something and then run to there and then walk for a few minutes before picking the running up again.

In total I did 5.15 miles in about 1:01: and some change I think.

I'm happy with it. It's the longest I've gone since coming back from the knee injury and while it is by no means fast, the run served a few purposes.

First, it got me used to being on my feet for long periods of time again.

Second, it got me used to be in the heat for long periods of time. Being injured in the beginning of summer really killed my heat tolerance this year.

Third, it was a solid test for my knee.

Quick update on the computer status: Yesterday I got the free iPod Nano that came with the computer, still no computer though lol. It should be here in a few days I hope!

11 comments:

Viv said...

Great job on the 5 miler back from post injury!

LOL at the Apple send the stuff in pices, stop teasing my girl and send her the freakin laptop already!

*aron* said...

great job on the run!! i bet that felt awesome to be back out there running, even if it was hot!

Marcy said...

Awesome job on the run chica!!

Dang, they're sending you everything BUT the comp HAHAHAAA

M*J*C said...

That's awesome! Great job on the 5 miles!!! You're getting back up there! Woooooo hooooo!

Steve Stenzel said...

2 things:

1. Nice job on the run! Way to go!

2. You said "fartlek." Hee hee...

;)

Sarah said...

Congrats!! It sounds like everything went great!!

J~Mom said...

WOOHOO!!! Five strong miles is awesome! You got a free Nano? SHWEET!

teacherwoman said...

OH Jess, I am so glad that you had a good run! :) Nice job!

Jess said...

Awesome job on the run!

Wes said...

Yay! Five miles!!! Totally rockin :-)

Viper said...

Great run. Hope that knee is feeling stronger.

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