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  • 5 miles
  • 01:13 time
  • 13:59 pace
  • 635 calories
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  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently /5 Effort.
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good RUN 09/24/12 10:22 AM 8.36 km 01:13 13:59 pace

Kept the pace slow on purpose - my compromise with my ankle! It seems okay but might keep it slow for a few days.

  • Madmaggy
    Madmaggy

    take it easy Ruchi, you've really upped your distances in the last while as well, so maybe you need to add more rest days into your schedule.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Ruchi S.
    Ruchi S.

    I KNOW you are right Maggy....just difficult to do with an addictive personality. Though work commitments are going to force 'rest' on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the next three months or so!

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Fiona P.
    Fiona P.

    Ruchi I know it's hard, but sometimes the best medicine is rest. I started running because my brother asked me to run a marathon and quit smoking right before he passed away. So, it's how I got through my grief and kicked the demon weed. I know addiction babe. Trust me - it's the only thing that kept me sane but at the same time it set me up for some very nasty overuse injuries, all of which hit me sequentially in 2011.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Fiona P.
    Fiona P.

    Running through pain doesn't solve anything and ultimately it makes you an unfit runner. Big miles come with a price and it's not worth it. Cross train on a bike, in a pool, with weights, yoga, pilates - anything until you feel better. Step lightly and I promise you'll see an enormous improvement in your running!

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Ruchi S.
    Ruchi S.

    Thanks for your good advice, Fiona.You are right - I do need some variety and have rest days for my legs! And it IS an addiction since I feel kind of lost and restless without a walk/run now - so I need to find other activities to substitute. Love swimming so might start including that - but then I'll have to get your super-duper Garmin to make that activity count!! LoL

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Ruchi S.
    Ruchi S.

    Having said that, the pain was very slight and my ankle seemed to be okay the rest of the day - even though I was on my feet most of the time catching up on much neglected ironing!!

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Misshoptimist
    Misshoptimist

    Just remember that running shouldn't cause pain and give the ankle a bit of rest if it 'asks' for it :-)

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Deirdre G.
    Deirdre G.

    Slight pain is still a pain and after all the great advice I got, I say listen to the girls!! If you do more damage you will have to go longer without your run/walk and in the end, THAT would be much worse.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Ruchi S.
    Ruchi S.

    Thanks Deirdre! Ankle seems better...thankfully!

    about 2 years ago Like