I can't believe it has been over a week since I blogged! This past week has flown by I guess.
I have been building back my running and so far it has been going good. I am beyond excited! For the first few runs, I was paranoid my ankle would start hurting so I was just waiting for the run to be done so I didn't have to worry. Now that I have a few pain-free runs under my belt I am starting to enjoy running more again. These were my runs/workouts last week:
Sunday - 6 miles @ 11:19 pace
Monday - rest
Tuesday - Zumba
Wednesday - 4 miles @ 10:54 pace, and physical therapy session (that always feels like a workout!)
Thursday - Zumba
Friday - 4 miles @ 10:54 pace, and personal training session
Saturday - arms and abs strength training, and 20 mins of a Zumba class
Before I got tendonitis, I was running at a 9:41 pace. I was happy and comfortable with that, it's not fast to most runners but its fast for me. Then I had to slow down to an 11+ pace to keep my ankle from hurting. Now I have to slooooooowly build my pace back up. I think I am just going to keep it between 10 and 11 until after my half-marathon, then increase the speed.
It is frustrating having to slow down so much! I start to have negative thoughts while running, comparing myself to how I used to be. I know I should just be grateful that I can run again! So I am trying to focus on the positive.
Tomorrow I have a long run of 8 miles so hopefully that goes well. Last Sunday's 6 miler was good, except I was totally out of energy. My body is adjusting to running again, it is surprising how fast you lose endurance!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!