Just like the previous weekend, I headed to my favourite training track, at the INS (“Institut National des sports”); reasoning that since my achilles was still on probation (so to speak) I shouldn’t subject it to anything extravagant. So laps on a flat track it was.
Straight away, I found myself moving quite effortlessly at a 6 minutes per km pace, which is 0:30 min/km faster than 7 days ago. I ended up running for 24 minutes and exactly 4km; and then did some stretching under a perfect blue sky (but with temperatures that served as a reminder that summer is over and fall is here).
The achilles tendon hurt a little, but not too much; which is just the way it should be – at this point I should do reasonable efforts that stimulate the achilles, without resorting to the kind of extremes that could mean a re-injury.
Boring Strava activity. At least my pace was reasonably consistent (5:59 min/km, 5:58, 6:02, 6:01).