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.