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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