Friday, October 7, 2011


After over a year (Wine & Dine 1/2 2010), I have finally laced up the shoes and hit the pavement. In short, I did 1.98mi in 36:06 with a 16:57mi.

Looking back at other "first runs", this one is quite a bit better. I can't really explain it considering this was the longest layoff and the most I've weighed during a run. To have a sub 17:00 mile first time out, without having to push or work for it is very encouraging. My other first runs had mile times in the high 17s to high 18s.

I did this run using a Galloway 30/60 plan. 30 seconds run/60 seconds walk. I didn't skip any run segments and surprisingly the only issue at all was my hips getting tired at the end.

I can feel some very slight DOMS this morning, but nothing more than I know it's there.

My plan is to do a few miles tomorrow (Saturday). I want to do as EASY 5 (including warm and cool) but will have to see how things go. I have to be careful about over doing it, but that's way I say "easy" 5.

Overall, my plan is for 4 runs per week....Mon, Wed, Thurs & Sat. Looking back on experience, I believe 3 runs per weeks is not enough.

Following my post from yesterday, I was very rudely awakened (@ 3:00am) by a cramp in my right calf. It was easily one of the worst I have ever had and took a good 10 minutes to get it to release.

On the weight front, I was at 348 (down from a high near 360) this morning. Nothing earth shattering, but considering the lack of exercise, I will take it.



MikeF. said...

Byron my man it's great to see you are hitting the pavement again! Keep it up buddy!

Jeff W said...

Fabulous Byron! Using the interval approach sounds like it could work well for you. Congrats on a nice pace.

Amanda said...

That's awesome - congrats on getting back out there!

As you said, be careful that you don't overdo it and cause injury by doing too much too fast.

I love the Galloway method and it sounds like it may be a great approach for you too!