Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Eureka!

So I was out on my 5 mile jaunt yesterday afternoon (it was beautifully sunny and I was wearing shorts) and running my super slow pace. I had already made it to my turn around point and I was on my way back home. I was trying to beat a light so I sped up across the street. To my surprise my heart rate monitor did not start beeping as I sped up nor did it go off as I settled back into the slow pace. Huh? So I picked it up a little and the heart rate monitor still didn't go off. Huh? You mean I've been running this unbearable slow pace and I don't need to? I made it back a minute quicker than I had gone out and now I've learned I don't need to run as slow.

Two weeks ago when I fell I noticed a little pain on the top of my left foot. The pain was right about in the same location of the stress fracture I had had in my other foot. I thought maybe I had landed on a rock or maybe it was part of the sprained ankle I had done to myself in the fall. The foot doesn't hurt when I run, but I've noticed the soreness sticking around the next day after my run especially when I wear dress shoes to work. I'm going to keep an eye on it. I don't need another stress fracture and not be able to run Boston again because of a broken foot.

Andrea--I'm planning on an easy 12 on Saturday.

3 comments:

Andrea said...

Cool, 12 works for me!

I had the same experience Sunday with my HRM. I was at Antrim and as I sped up, it didn't beep. But that's b/c I had that feature turned off. D'oh!

Meredith said...

Yeah I had a run like that last week where I thought I was on a roll and then I looked at my watch and it said 160 and I was wondering why it wasn't beeping.

I wonder if leaving that feature on wears down the battery anymore?

Michelle said...

I hope your foot's okay . . . !