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Getting back into the grove…

It looks like my body has recuperated from all the pulls and tears that I have inflicted upon myself over the last few months. I was able to participate in the Arnold’s Classic Pump and Run (ran a 32 min 5k race and bench pressed 100 lbs 6 times) last week.  It wasn’t my best result, but I was glad to have been able to participate. I am looking forward to my 4th P&R medal next year!

Arnold's Classic Pump and Run medals: 2004, 2005, and 2012

My running game plan was to run 8 miles yesterday after we finished working on the Habitat for Humanity project. But after 7 hours of manual labor, we didn’t get home until 5:30pm and it was too late for me to get ready to run a long run. That was OK, because my body felt very beat up. The new game plan was to run 8 miles early today. Amazingly, the 8 turned into 10! It was slow, keeping my HR between 70 & 75 percent, but my body felt really good afterwards. Tired, but good. Next Saturday or Sunday I am shooting for 12 miles.

So, now I am toying with the idea of running a half marathon April 1st….

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Posted by on March 11, 2012 in Long Run, Pump & Run, Running