on Thursday, July 6, 2006 at 8:57 PM

I'm pretty sure I have sprained my right ankle since it's quite tender. I can still walk around and put weight on it and even run with it, so the sprain is slight. Thakfully I have a rest day tomorrow and a recovery run Saturday (which I will probably skip). Gonna do the whole Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevate thing and hopefully I'll be okay for my long run on Sunday.

Anyhow this morning I decided to do my scheduled 10 mile run anyways. I rummaged through my closet trying to find my orthotics since I figured I could squeeze an extra couple of runs out of my non-supporting shoes, if I had my orthotics in there to provide suport and lo and behold, I find a pair of last year's model Adrenalines that I used over the winter for treadmilll training. They still looked in pretty good shape. I got em on sale and they are half a size too big, but since I didn't have any other usable shoes and hate running in my rock hard orthotics, I ended up running in the old Adrenalines. Polar says I ran 10.15 miles but I know that's definitely wrong. I ran the same route that I ran last week which was about 10.3 miles, but I took a short cut near the end since I was running late. I figure I ran about 9.6 miles at a 9min/mile pace. It's at a time like this when I envy all the garmin wearers since I have to recalibrate the polar thing everytime I switch shoes.

I had turned off the autolap so I don't have lap pace averages (they're wrong anyways). The lap times that are there are manual laps. I usually try to manually calibrate the foot pod by running a fixed distance at some point during the run and comparing what polar reports after. So the times for laps 3 and laps 5 are actually a 3 lap run (1200m) around track so I can get an idea of what the calibration should be. These laps were measured to be 1252 and 1276m respectively which is quite a bit more than what it should be.

What I find interesting is my HR was actually way down, more so then I was expecting and in fact was almost at recovery run HR. This was most likely do to it being very cool (about 14C) .

Anyhow going to go numb my ankle in ice now. Hope everyone has had a good week so far.


Zeke said...

Just thought I'd stop by and see what's up. Hope the ankle recovers quickly.

Thanks for swinging by my blog.

Running Rabbit said...

Should you be running on a sprained ankle, sweetie? You better take it easy!

Ryan said...

Great run! Careful with the ankle... hope you don't hurt yourself. I can relate to the stuggle with the accuracy of the mile splits - I have a Polar too!