Marathon Training: Day #1

Well, ran my first 5K in three weeks – all at once and without stopping to…um…you know.

In the end, I averaged what I hope will be my marathon pace — 11-minute mile.  My tendon ached, but it was a dull, throbbing ache and not the shooting pain that I had before.  I’ve iced it once already, applied anti-inflammatory cream, and popped an Alleve.  I’m hoping that is overkill.

There were about 30 other runners, divided into three levels.  I’m a level one, because one is the most awesome.  I think they should handicap people running on hobbit-legs.

Today’s numbers:

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