Thursday, April 05, 2007

Long Run

At least for ME it was a long run. 3 miles.

There was a time when I wouldn't have even thought about running 3 miles. Beginners run three miles. But, I'm a re-beginner so I'm VERY happy.

No pain. No back pain, no knee pain, no foot pain. NO pain. We'll have to wait until tomorrow morning to know for sure, but I think it's a good sign.

I'm on the road again this weekend and I'll have to run outdoors. And, I'll have to be careful not to get excited and try to run farther than I'm ready to run.

ORN: 3 miles, R4/W2, 35 minutes


Anonymous said...

Right On! I told my physical therapist that I wouldn't run at all in March and I didn't! It is now April and I "Jogged" for the first time yesterday. My knee is fine today but I have a long training tomorrow (8 miles) and hope that I can add some running to that! Have fun.

Lisa Skier

Helen said...

I feel your pain John -- I too am a "recovering" runner. I've had two years of injuries and medical issues. Just the other day, I said to someone, "I can't believe I ran the Marine Corps Marathon in 2004 because the way I feel now, I don't know if I'll ever be able to run a marathon again!" So, 3 miles is a long run for me too.

Anonymous said...

Everything in moderation. I am 55 and run about 17 miles a week and only 1-2 times a week outdoors, the rest on a cushioned indoor track at the gym. Saves on my joints. I plan to be running, however, far, in 20 years.
Steve in MN

Joe said...

Great news, John. Very happy for you. Hope you can ease into some outdoor running this weekend. IN a spot warmer than Chicago will be :-)

Jilly said...

I'm reading MARATHONING FOR MORTALS for a 2nd time. Read it just over a year ago. I''ve since gotten my base, have been injured, recovered, had highs & lows, and it's like the book is brand new to me now that I have context. So glad I didn't pass it on to someone else. It's at least AS helpful if not MORE helpful this time around.

John, glad your body parts are cooperating.