Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: First Long Run Back

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Here’s another blog by a Mississauga Chiropractor…

This past Sunday was my first ‘long run’ after my 3 week hiatus with my Achilles tendon injury.  My Nomads Running Club meets every Sunday morning at 7:30am at Rivergrove Community Centre to do our weekly long run.


I was nervous this Sunday because I wasn’t sure how far I would be able to run.  My last long run was 32km, but that was 3 weeks ago, and I know that time off can really affect your cardio.  A bunch of the guys were going to run 20 miles (32km), so I decided to tag along.  We started off running south through Streetsville toward Barbertown… The Achilles was a little stiff and sore for the first couple kilometres.

At 6km we reached our first water/Gatorade stop, I felt good and my Achilles felt warmed up.  Next we headed through the trails next to the Credit River towards Erindale Campus, where we reached our next water/Gatorade stop… That’s 13km down.  Now it was time for my first gel pack… A great boost of energy.  We then headed up the Collegeway towards Glen Erin and proceeded to make a loop as we ran towards Burnhamthorpe and then back to Mississauga Rd…  This lead us back to Erindale Campus where we had our 3rd water/Gatorade stop (21km).

Trouble started after the 3rd water stop as we headed back to Rivergrove Community Centre.  I wasn’t in any pain, but I had to slow down my pace because it was becoming difficult to catch my breath.  I didn’t try to push my body too hard to keep up with the pack…  I was satisfied with letting the pack of Nomads move away and just proceed at my own pace.  I finsihed the long run, which ended up being a bit over 20 miles (32.8 km to be exact).  I was pleased with my efforts.

Next workout will be my tempo run on Tuesday.

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