Spoilers: The return to the road was drama free!
I had guests in town again this weekend, but after waiting this long, I figured I could spare an hour for myself, and get in a pace run. I made myself take a short route, which I could cut short at 3 miles without guilt.
As soon as I stepped out the door, I knew that I felt a ton better, Advil and ice had clearly had their intended effect. No pain at all. I warmed up with the 3/4 of a mile to the subdivision entrance, stashed a water bottle, and headed to the Martinsville raceway.
I got to Martinsville, stretched and hit the road. I managed 18 min for the first 1.5 miles, 17:30 for the second. Detailed splits are posted below. I ran another mile after the 3 miles, still at just about pace, so I feel good about moving up my at-pace distance.
|Martinsville to Hull||0.75||8:50||8:51|
|Hull to Fret||0.5||6:07||5:37|
|Fret to End||0.25||3:04||2:57|
|Martinsville to Powerlines||1.0||12:18|
I haven’t done my distance run yet today, and I *might* have to put it off one day and do it tomorrow, just because it will be dark by the time Lee heads out to the airport. But I feel like I’m back, and with nothing lost. Maybe I’ll just run home from Romulus Athletic Center (our gym) when Steph goes tomorrow.
After two nights of fine dining, I might have to run more than that, even. I wouldn’t even venture a guess how many miles I’d have to run to offset the beef tenderloin with accoutrement from eve last night. Every yard would be worth it, though.