Okay, it's been awhile since I have posted. It has also been awhile since I have been jogging. But, that last jog I had was pretty sweet - out in California near Santa Barbara with temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. I set a best 10km time, and I wasn't really working very hard. It was so chilly, my heart rate monitor couldn't complete a circuit through me on that first quarter mile.
In all, I jogged 6.75 miles. I did the first 2 miles with a friend at work, Brad. He's ridiculously young and in shape, but was very nice to plod along with me for a bit. Then he got bored and ran back to the hotel at a considerably faster pace. He ended up doing 4.25 I think, which is a distance record for him. I think that's the first time I actually went jogging with another person. Such a lovely flat route out there!
Sweet Jogging Trail
I got my 10km time down under 1:10 for the first time at 1:09:41.
The neatest thing is that I wasn't working awfully hard. My heart rate was in the 140s, my breathing was easy. I had the whole week in California to get in fast 5K run, and basically clock another 18 miles. (I was in a July mileage contest and would have placed second, darn it!) But when I tried to jog the next day, I couldn't. After about three steps, my left ankle made me limp and hurt so bad, that I just walked back to the hotel. It's been two and a half weeks now, and it isn't one iota better. So, I'll be going for help. My aim is to go to a foot and ankle medical doctor who is also a runner. I hope they can fix me up, because I've been turning into a hobby-less slug.