Monday, June 13, 2011


Nice weather today! It was in the upper 50s and sunny and calm. Still, I was apprehensive about the workout after yesterday's slow 10K. But Jim told me today would be better, and he's pretty much always right, so off I went.

I am still a bit sore in the glutes & abductors from hiking/racewalking in the heat. I felt a bit stiff starting out, and I was slow for the first km. I worried that it would be another lousy day. But it wasn't! It wasn't fast, but it was a lot better than yesterday. I just kept cranking out some good 500s, and my very slowest one today was 3:19; though most of them were a lot faster than that.

About 7km I felt some minor pain in my left leg in the groin area, but it stopped and didn't recur. It doesn't hurt now, about 6 hr later, so I think it's OK. The thing that is bothering me a bit is the old familiar left foot injury. It's slightly warmish and a bit sore. i should ice it but it's absolutely crazy at work today so that's not going to happen...actually it took me until now to post this, so you can see that's what kind of day it's been.

Totals: 1:16:15 for the 12km for 6:20/km with ave HR 151. Garmin connect data here.


Harriet said...

Welcome to middle age, Tammy. :-)

Keep ice bags ready; our aches and pains will return every now and then, especially if the weather changes.

Nyle said...

Great that you had a good walk....I am learning slowly to roll with the punches...that there will be days when you are slow and days when you are great....and they are often never when you want them to be. :)

Yes the body does get funny little aches and pains...glad the hip/groin one has not come back. I really hope your foot is ok and I am sure it will be.