I have been resting my achllles tendon for some time now, going to the gym and using the static bike and rower instead of running. Also doing some upper body strength training which I haven’t done since I started running. Last week I decided to try running again. I did a 5K jog on Thursday and a 6.4 K treadmill run yesterday.
So today I went out and did one of my Sunday morning 10K runs. It was a nice sunny morning, a bit chilly to start with but I soon warmed up. I had intended to monitor my heart rate and make it an easy run but I couldn’t get my Garmin to display my heart rate. It’s so long since I used it that my pre-set displays have been lost. So I I just ran by “feel” aiming to not be too out of breath. I’m not sure I managed that as there are a few hills on my run.
My legs and lungs objected for the first 10 minutes but eventually I got into a rythm and kept it going to my 5K turning point. Heading back I managed to push my pace up on the downhills. It felt good to be outside running again.