Even 11 miles was probably pushing it. So, in order to preserve myself for future runs, I did a run/walk interval combo:
3.1 miles @ 8:00/mile + 0.2 mile walk
3.1 miles @ 8:15/mile + 0.2 mile walk
3.1 miles @ 7:15/mile + 0.2 mile walk
1.1 miles @ 7:24/mile
I felt pretty good the entire time and even treated myself to a Dunkin' Donuts multi-grain bagel when I was finished. I think early and often walk breaks help speed up recovery (from what I've read).
Anyway, the snow and ice are melting down along the lake, so I wanted to get in a few more pictures of it before it is all gone!
|At my turnaround near North Ave. beach|
|Harbor Ice #1|
|Harbor Ice #2|
|A lonely ice pancake floating out to sea...|
|Door to a basement? I bet the basement is flooded!|
11 Miles Total @ 8:10/mile (including walks)
We'll see how the ankle feels later today!