Okay, so I ran that 5K last night. It was a “run anywhere” 5K, so I just had to submit my time and such when it was completed.
It was more difficult than my first training day, because my calf muscles were not happy – at all. This made me slow to walking pace much sooner than I had anticipated. Then, I had pain in other places. Stupid neuromuscular disorder! You are ruining my running! Oh, well.
I managed to finish anyway. (Do you hear that, stupid disease?! YOU DON’T OWN ME!)
I tracked my “run” using RunDouble. I did my 5K in about 56 minutes. Which means that I’m about on pace for a mortally wounded snail. Fine by me! I finished!
The surprising part was that by the time I was nearly done with my run, my muscles weren’t in pain any longer. In fact, if they weren’t completely out of ATP, I might have been able to run more!
Alas, they were fatigued to the point where they no longer wanted to support me, so I had to stop. 🙂
This morning, I feel pretty good. No major muscle aches or anything. (We’ll see what tomorrow brings…)
So far, I’m pleased with this running thing. Pretty sure I’ll do it again soon. 🙂