Yes, my fast pace is other recovery, but it is fast for me! I am really worried that I won't be able to get the speed back in my legs. In the past it has come back fairly easy. Not this time. I am struggling to keep a pace that was conversational for me before my injury.
Last week was the start of what we call Torture Tuesday's. Last week it was a 2 mile warm-up followed by 2 reps of 10 minute tempo and a 3 mile cool-down. Last night was a similar workout with a 2 mile warm-up followed by 2 reps of a 15 minute tempo and a 2 mile cool-down. It was a serious ass struggle for me to maintain a pace that is a minute + slower compared to a few years ago.
This Saturday is a 5k that I run every year with friends. My PR from this race is 25:50. I don't even think I am going to be any where NEAR that time this year.
Just got keep going and hope that something will eventually kick in. Right?