I chose a route that would be part of my travels for the day to save time. Turns out this is an absolutely crappy route, it takes you through a downtown district, pop. 15,000, along three state marked roads through suburban towns. So, there was plenty of traffic to contend with from cars, trucks and heavy eighteen wheelers. A septic tanker came awfully close to me on one of the curves, close enough for me to shout a few expletives in return.
At one point I became the hood ornament for a mid-size blue car driven by a Mother of three. You see the main objective in driving is to get from point “a” to point “b” in the safest most efficient manner. She decided to cut down on some of the safety by driving over the stop line and crosswalk while looking left at an intersection so she could make an immediate right hand turn. Completely oblivious to the runner coming down this small hill wondering if she truly will stop. Go figure she keeps rolling, I feel the car bumper smack my legs and instantly get the “
My driving is typically ten times more conservative, it’s conservative to start, when I have kids onboard. I see (feel) now others don’t exactly think the same. I was able to continue my run sustaining no admissible injuries.
Time outbound was 55:45, a 7:26 pace and return was 59:10 a 7:53 pace. Out included a car\runner accident, inbound included 80 seconds at McDonalds for a pit stop and refill my water bottle. My car measured this at 15M and USATF came up with 15.4M.
Here is my recovery compared against Pfitzinger’s plan. My first week back was zero mileage hence the steep incline.
Training: AM – Maynard OutnBack 15M, 7:38 pace, 142HR, 70 degrees, humid