Skip navigation
Skip navigation
Community: Exchange advice in the forums and read running commentary Resources: Personal running log, calculators, links and other tools for runners News: Running news from around the world Training: Articles and advice about fitness, race training and injury prevention Races/Results: Find upcoming races and past results Home: The Cool Running homepage
Cool Running homepage  Search Cool Running Community

676 Views 0 Replies Latest reply: May 6, 2012 8:28 PM by txbandman
txbandman Amateur 16 posts since
Apr 24, 2008
Currently Being Moderated

May 6, 2012 8:28 PM

Is it normal for my run quality to fall off so badly?

I'm typically an 8-minute miler, 5Ks and 10Ks.  The year started off great - almost all of my runs were at my goal pace of 8 min/mile or better.  Then I strained my left foot and had some pain across the top of the foot, took a couple of weeks off, came back pretty much pain free.  Then my wife had surgery and I did much less training than usual for a couple of weeks about a month after the injury.  Now my times are horrible, and I'm having trouble lasting for my "long runs."  I tried to make 10K today and had to stop after 5 miles, average pace way down at 8:44.  What is my problem?

(March 09) St. Mary's Univ. 5K - 26:40

(April 09) SA Komen's Race for the Cure - 24:56.6

(May 09) Beach to Bay Marathon Relay (2nd leg) - 39:37

(June 09) American Sunrise 5K - 24:47.9

(June 09) Run for Africa 5K - 26:35.5

(August 09) My Cimarron 5K - 24:20.5

(November 09) Tx Lutheran University Bulldog 5K - 25:28

(December 09) New Braunfels Jingle Bell 5K - 26:27.6

(January 10) New Years 5K at Huber Ranch - 25:28.5

(February 10)  Fuego 5K - 24:46

(March 10) American Sunrise 5K - 23:39

(March 10) Melissa Ridge 5K - 24:54.6

(April 10) Earth Day 5K - 24:04.3

(May 10) SA Komen's Race for the Cure - 25:38.7

(June 10) Mitchell Lake Bird Lovers' 10K - 52:23.4

(July 10) Castle Hills 5K - 25:27.2

(August 10) Pleasanton Cowboy Gallop 5K - 23:21.2

(December 10) Churchill Project Graduation Jingle Bell 5K - 23:26.7

(January 11) SARR Cobweb Chaser - 24:46.9

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...