So yesterday I got lots of encouraging words from friends and I went back to some of my favorite websites and by the time I got home I was itching to run. So I did!
I felt GREAT... listening to a podcast about the Mutiny on the Bounty. And then suddenly, *WHAM* ... right at 15 minutes I suddenly lost everything. Legs didn't hurt but suddenly wouldn't move. Brain went all fuzzy, and I just had to stop. I had eaten before I left, was feeling strong... and it just left me.
I guess that's what I get for taking almost a month off, can't expect to run as long as before. But I did get out and do it. By the time I finished walking the mile home I felt fine. Legs were spent but not painful, just tired. When I mapped it out I had don 1.3 miles in 15 minutes... 11:30 m/m and 5.3 MPH average... right about what I was managing for 5k before, just didn't have the stamina for that distance. But was good to get back out at least.
And on the positive continuing story of my son , yesterday after practice his coach told him he wants him to run in the meet Saturday and not just attend to cheer on teammates. My son knows he won't be competitive but as a Freshman he's pretty proud that the coach thinks he is ready for a full meet race . We're pretty proud too! I'll let you know how he does.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OE1OPzBc04 - Made By the manufacturers of Newton Running shoes. I haven't tried the shoes but reports are they work as advertised and really are truly built for the forefoot strike
http://therunningbarefoot.com/ - Ken Bob is basically the Godfather of barefoot running. he would cringe at the inclusion of his site in any discussion including shoes. But his tip on starting barefoot, training and his sheer enthusiasm translate well to minimalist shoes and forefoot form discussions.