Ohhhhhhhhh, man. 1 more day until I can run again! Cannot wait. Today I actually ended up cheating a bit - we ran a timed mile today in conditioning to update our "scores" and see if we'd improved. I knew that I wanted to heal up a bit more, but I figured it wouldn't hurt too much to run semi-quickly a day before I should be. I decided not to run all out because of this and because I hadn't warmed up beforehand (a recipe for disaster given how long it had been since I've gone on a real run). I ended up helping to pace a friend of mine to get him to push a little bit, and because I run track, was able to keep him going at a certain pace to get a certain time. He said we should aim for seven minutes, but I knew he could do better than that. So, without telling him, I went out a little fast to see how he dealt with it (we did the first 400 in about 82/83 seconds). He was doing okay, so I continued to push him, though I dropped the pace down quite a bit (at that pace we would have gotten a 5:30). I helped him kick hard the last 300 or so, and it paid off. We crossed the finish around 6:30. His previous mile time from earlier in the semester had been a bit over 8:00 - pretty big improvement. Props, CJ!
Me on the other-hand... well, let's just say that my teacher was a bit less than pleased when he noted that I had run a minute over my previous time. Oh well, at least I didn't hurt myself!