Friday, April 10, 2009

Going for a walk

As mentioned earlier, one of my lessons learned was that I needed to 'walk' better.

So today, I took Wilbur and Sarah for a walk - no running allowed (the pups aren't used to this concept, it was tough to curb their enthusasm). I going to try and do this maybe once a week or so.

The course I selected was (what I call) the "5 mile Jordan Lake ankle breaker trail". I have specifically avoided this trail in the weeks leading up to Umstead - but it is a good one for walking with plenty of steep ups and downs. Roots and rocks on the trail will keep me honest, so I won't cheat in the future by running some of it.

Considering what I have put my body through in the last week, the walk felt good, with no lingering problems from Umstead. Today's effort will be a good base to see how I improve over the coming weeks.

Data from the Garmin:
  • Time: 1:15:11
  • Distance: 4.75 mi (I forgot to re-start the Garmin after the pups had a bathroom break, so that's probably 0.1 or 0.2 miles light)
  • Pace: 15:49 min/mile

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