Course: Kohls, LSN & LS Downtown Loop
Temp: 34 Degrees, Wind 15SE
Total Ascent: 1261 ft
Avg HR: 159 bpm
Miles this week: 13
I really feel like I'm getting back into the swing of things. Knee is almost becoming a non-issue - its a little tight during runs, but absolutely no pain in the last three. Left ankle was a little sore today from the treadmill last week (I had some swelling in it last night for some reason), but other than that, today was pretty good.
Ran about 3 of the 13 in the grass to simulate a trail run - which felt pretty good on my joints. Took the rest of the run fairly easy, only getting down to 7:00 for about two different mile stretches. After a 3 mile SLOW warm-up, stayed around 7:30 for the remainder.
I ordered some softer-soled running shoes that should be in today or tomorrow. I excited to try them in the colder temperatures. I think changing to a softer shoe in the winter will help reduce the impact of the run.
Madi has had a little muscle pain the last few days. She's just like her ol' man and pushes herself to the limit in everything she does. She's probably pushing a little to much right now, but she ran 5 today without incident. She's doing great!