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Thursday Return to Running


Thursday, March 07, 2013

It's Thursday, a work at home day with an evening of volunteer work. If I'm going to run, it has to happen on the lunch hour. Fortunately, the legs felt good after taking Tuesday off and I got very good running weather.

39F, cloudy, and N wind 10 mph had me wearing gloves and a midlayer jacket, but only a lightweight compression shirt for a base layer. And it was warm enough for my summer running cap. Got a bad jump on the time, so didn't have much of a warmup. Started slow, but picked up the pace when I got to the hills. This is familiar.

It came out to 4.64 miles in 32:27, for an average pace right at 7:00 per mile. Sat down to work in the afternoon, and when I got up to go to the volunteer job my right leg had got stiff. Twinges in some of the same places that had been bothering me; but they weren't as bad today after running as they were on Tuesday when I decided not to run. And after spending most of 3 hours on my feet at the local VITA site, the leg felt better.

I should be good to go for a long run on Sunday. We're supposed to get more warm weather between now and then, so it's possible that the rest of the snow might melt off by then.

Another Thursday, another 4.6 mile lunch run, and I'm back on track to build for a half marathon. I'm overscheduled, but life is good anyway.
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MSLZZY 3/8/2013 8:26PM

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PAMDAQTPI 3/8/2013 11:19AM

    Make sure you get some stretching in and eat/drink after your run to help your muscles and glycogen stores recover. You can even stand up and bend your legs every 30 minutes of so if you'll be sitting for a long period of time.

Great pace, I hope I get that fast some day.

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BBECKER1955 3/8/2013 6:36AM

    Great progress, take care of those legs!
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UMBILICAL 3/7/2013 10:05PM

  Good planning

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