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.

5 comments:

mrjwhit~ said...

Way to go. Congrats on the return to running.

Got to read the rest of your blog.

Gripperm said...

Great job and congrats!

Tim Looney said...

I'm glad to hear you have returned to running. Nice job staying fit with cross training!

Shelley said...

yup...running agrees with you..:-))

Al Durham said...

Great job! I have been learning to love biking while fighting a sore achillies.