I went a little bit farther today and my calf handled it just fine. It was cold, but I borrowed some gloves from Cassandra and they kept my most vulnerable part of my body nice and toasty. All told, tonight’s run was pretty decent. I even saw two deer on the trail. My heart rate doubled when I spotted them, but they just watched as I went by then slowly started nibbling at the grass again.
I’m hoping my calf doesn’t start having issues. If it keeps feeling OK then the plan is to slowly add mileage back in so I can get back on schedule. I have races to run and this injury stuff isn’t helping any. It feels good to be back at it again and I want to keep it that way. Slow and steady seems to be working so far, so that’s what I’ll stick to.
– Daily: 3.1 miles at 9:49 pace
– Week total: 5.25 miles
– December total: 5.25 miles
– 2011 total: 202.65 miles