Thursday, January 08, 2009
Thanks to the nightly foam roller massages, core exercises, stretching, and ICE (removed the "R" since I haven't rested), the right ankle is improving significantly. The last couple runs have been pain-free runs. I did 8 miles yesterday in the compact snow and 8.25 miles today on the cycle lanes and sidewalks, which are the only surfaces besides the roads that are free of snow. In today's run I was itching to get in some steady pace running; so I ran the first 6 miles fairly easy at 6:50ish pace and then the remaining 2.25 miles at 6:00-6:10 pace. The last couple miles felt very comfortable, which is a positive sign that I didn't loose much, if any, fitness over the last two weeks.