Thursday, April 26, 2007
At 47 years old and after 25,000+ miles of running, the body remembers what to do
Just after tonight's run, I was all smiles when 5 miles was super easy again
Tonight was great. It was fantastic. I just started running again 10 days ago after my injury and tonight it was all I could do to "only" run a 5.3 mile route I have. I felt as if I had never laid off, and I could have easily done 10+ miles. Even though the temperature was around 80 and the humidity about 80, I cruised on my last mile at about a 7:20 pace, no pain or discomfort at all. I think that all of the swimming, cycling and weight training I have been doing during my recovery has really paid off and made my entire body so much stronger. I highly recommend anyone who is suffering from an injury that can do cross-training during their off time should do it.