Today was mid 70’s and low humidity and I was feeling really good, so I decided to try to do 2.0 miles this morning. Yes I know I am pushing it, but sometimes, you just gotta do what you gotta do :). The course was my usual 3.0 mile run, so when I finished the 2.0, I still had a 1.0 mile walk left to do.
The run itself was uneventful which is what I wanted. I ran down the hills without any issues and went up the small hills without any problems. The comfort level was no different than I felt during my 1.0 mile runs and that discomfort is lessening each week. The last 1/2 mile of the run was tough, but that was only because of my poor conditioning. The 1.o walk after the run was pain-free 🙂
My experiment to run double my distance today was successful. I was pleasantly surprised that I did as well as I did and happy that I did it. I even iced my knee afterwards, even though there wasn’t any swelling or anything as a precautionary thing. Who knows maybe I am starting to smarten up a little.