The week started off well. but my run on Wednesday turned painful after about .5 miles and I walked 3.5 miles home. My chest remained painful all night and into the morning so I took yesterday completely off. I feel a little better this morning and may take the bike out or try an easy jog. The chest pain that I have been feeling appears to be a muscle pull and not heart related. It is scary though since the pain crosses my heart and seems to be located in that region. My feeling is that it is definitely an exercise induced muscle pull. In any case, I probably needed the rest and hopefully my training will regain its intensity this week.
I decided to run with the intention of holding back the pace; no expectations. If pain returned, I would walk back home. I didn't need to. I managed 11 miles at just under an 8:00 per mile pace. The plan is to not push it until the muscles are completely pain free (even at rest). This one frightens me.
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LSD on the Heap continued today. I am enjoying this weekly tradition of running at Broward County's reclaimed garbage facility, now a public park; Vista View. This trail is not challenging, but when I focus, I can get a decent amount of elevation gain.
Training this week: Run 60.8 mi (0 rest day)
Sat Run - 11.08 mi - 1:28:25 - 7:59 pace - 137 avg hr
Yay me. I took a chance an ran easy but well. I really never pushed the pace and the chest pain didn't return today.
Still a lot of chest pain; so I took the day off. I am pretty sure that it is a pulled muscle (not heart related), but the pain is speaking and I am listening.
Thurs Run/walk - 4.11 mi - 15:10 pace
I ran the 1st 1/2 mile and then walked as I experienced chest/muscle pain.
Wed Run - 6.72 mi - 7.49 pace 143 avg hr
Recovery run with some 400 and 800 meter tempos to break it up
Tues PM Run - 5.21 mi - 8:15 pace 118 avg hr
Run club at World of Beer. Steady pace.
Tuesday AM Run -15.26 mi - 9:02 pace 131 avg hr
LSD in brutal heat and humidity today
Monday Run - 8.27 mi - 7:42 pace - 131 avg hr
Early morning run at a better pace