Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Garmin Must Be Lying...

So first off....last week I came to my little conclusion about high heels and tight calves being responsible for my shin splints. On Saturday I went for a massage and did I have some serious knots in my right calve. No wonder things were hurting on the run! Hopefully the massage has bought me a few weeks of high heeled bliss as I tested these babies out today:

I hummed and hawed on going for a run over lunch today because the temperature was a bit colder than what I had planned for: 3 deg C (37 deg F) and I only had capri pants, a short sleeve top and a long sleeve top. I figured I'd head out anyway though and hopefully the sun would make things feel warm enough. Thank goodness I did head out though because I had an AMAZING run! My Garmin was slow to catch a signal. Once I started running I looked down and thought it must be off because it said I was running way faster than what is usual for me. I settled into my stride and I hit the one mile mark right where I figured - at 9:47. I rarely talk about my training run pace on here because...well...I'm slow. I get excited when I run below an 11 minute mile. Anyhow, when I thought maybe my Garmin might not be off I wanted to see if I could keep this up. I walked for a quick 30 seconds and took off again. I kept checking my pace and I was still on. Mile 2 - 9:42. One mile left to go....a ramp up to a foot bridge took a bit out of my legs right at the end but I managed to salvage it on the final stretch. Mile 3 - 9:59. Good enough for me - all three miles below a 10:00/mi pace....total run done in 29:30...my fastest paced training run yet. And this after my insane hilly run yesterday. As for the shins - they felt great the entire way.

12 comments:

Sonia said...

I don't know how you do it.... I love the look but I walk like a constipated person with those... lol

The PF still hurts a lot in the morning and goes away as the day progresses. I know I have to get rid of this before even thinking aobut marathon no. 3... I was thinking Montreal in September or Toronto's Scotiabank Waterfront in October. It's pretty hard to plan when I have no idea where I'm going to be! =)

Sonia said...

Oh yeah, I forgot congrats on the great run! Those first sub 10 min per mile runs are awesome!

Leah said...

I think the Garmins are excited to be back out in the fresh air or something. I did a four miler the other day, and my average pace was 9:44. I am a solid 10:10-10:30 girl usually.

Congratulations on getting in a good run :)

Scott said...

Awesome run Leana! Impressive run, especially after the tough hills the day before. Hope you aren't feeling any ill effects from it today though :)

audgepodge said...

Those are awesome split times - I would be thrilled to have those! Cute shoes, too!

Amanda said...

So glad you are back in the groove! I never thought about my high heels causing tight muscles, but I bet you're right

Danielle said...

Great job!! Hey, it's spring...spring brings change!! Hope the calves get worked out. I'm tired of my heel deal...

Ovens2Betsy said...

That's awesome!

Amy said...

Great Run Leana! :)

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Speed Racer said...

!!!!!!! I LOVE it when that happens! My theory is that your legs have finally fully absorbed all that Goofy running. Maybe they've decided, "Alright, now you can be a runner." One thing's for sure, Garmin NEVER lies... Well, it does, but only when it says you're going slowly.

Sarah Elaine said...

Nice shoes!

And hey, I think we run at about the same pace. Or .... at least... we *used* to. Now I think you'd leave me in the dust!