I ran the Japan Run yesterday, which would’ve been nothing too special, since it’s just another NYRR 4 mile race, but I was able to RUN THE RACE! I’ve been battling a lower back injury for the last 3 weeks and I haven’t been able to run at all. I was feeling great by the end of this past week, so I went for a test run on Saturday. I ran 2 miles and I was feeling pretty good. There was no pain, just a bit of tightness. I came home and stretched and foam rolled for a good 20 minutes.

I knew I wanted to take this race easy, I had 3 weeks off and I wanted to make sure I listened to my body and focused on how everything was feeling. I started running with Jocelyn, but quickly lost her. The beginning of the race was packed as usual.

I started to feel tightness around mile 2, but it sort of went away by the last mile. I was running an easy/moderate pace, but I picked up the pace for the last mile because of how good I felt.

Anyway, the race went really well and I am SO glad I can run again!!!!!

Mile 1: 9:25

Mile 2: 9:15

Mile 3: 9:35

Mile 4: 8:58

Official Time: 37:32

Obviously no PR or anything like that, but I don’t feel like I lost a lot of fitness over these past 3 weeks. I’ve been casually working out, so I’m sure it’s helped a bit. It was nice that those numbers were easy for me. I can’t wait to be back to running 8’s again in a few weeks. I love speed work!

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Okay, now who wants to run with me?

3 Comments

  1. Me me me !!! I want to run with you!

  2. Me me me! Warning I’m slow. Maybe you’ll make me faster??? Yea great race!

  3. So glad for you to be running again! Injury is such a total effin’ drag.

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