Sunday, November 28, 2010

3 more

3 miles today at 10:00 pace, though I did walk for a minute after 2 miles and again at 2.5, but then did the last .5 at 8:40. Wore my heartrate monitor, and it wasn't a bad as it felt. Most of the time I was around 160bpm when I was working hard, but never higher than 163. For what I have programmed in, that's about 80-82% max (though I think my age is set at 30, not 35...if that makes a difference; not sure if I had to put in my max HR or if it's assumed based on age, it's been a while since I've looked at it).

Had a friend who works there look at my gait, and he said at first it looked normal, but as I went longer, he said the ankle definitely looked stiff, but that my gait wasn't horribly altered. He suggested a gait analysis to see if there's anything else I can do to make it easier. Anyone ever have one or know anything about them??

4 comments:

Wren said...

Hi Claire..

Congrats on the 3 successful miles!

I was reading Wendybird's blog the other day. She posted that she's recovering from an injury, and that while she can't run like she'd like to, she's teaching others how to run successfully, including how to find and use the proper gait. Check her out: www./rustedrunner.blogspot.com. I asked her for tips on running, and she promised a post in the future.

Hope it will help!

N.D. said...

Glad you've been able to run!!

Nitsirk said...

Nice job! I had a gait analysis once at a running store. I don't know if it was the real deal but they had me run on a treadmill and took video. It was kind of cool. If you can get it for free at a running store it can't hurt.

jsmarslender said...

Happy that you've been able to run again - looks like you're building your running routine wisely. I think all runners know how good it feels to be able to run again after a long break so continue to enjoy the miles! : )