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Tuesday recovery run

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sunday I had my long run, a new PR distance and elapsed running time for me. My right hamstring got stiff, so it was hard to walk around Sunday evening.

Monday, the legs felt better, I felt a bit beat up, but not as bad as the previous Monday after a long run on Sunday. I was thinking, this training thing is going real well.

Today is Tuesday, a work at home day and a day to run on the lunch break. I got splendid running weather for February, 42° F with SSW wind 15 mph and cloudy. But I wasn't feeling as spectacularly good as I did last Tuesday. I decided to make this run a little shorter, so I went around the section to the east.

As I was running, I got a few twinges from the right hamstring. I tried to run gently when the hamstring was chattering, at other times I just ran. I could still feel the aftereffects of Sunday's long run, so I didn't push the pace. OTOH, I wasn't trying to run particularly slowly, either.

It came out to 3.63 miles in 26:18, for an average pace of 7:15. I made it over the big hill, going the easy direction; but I didn't have any other hill work on this route. That's okay. I might have been able to run further or faster if I'd tried, but this fit into the allotted time and didn't aggravate anything.

As I write this, the temperature is down to 29°and there are snow flurries. We're supposed to get some snow tomorrow and Thursday, so what Thursday's run will be depends on both the weather and how well I recover. I'd like to get the 4.6 miles around the section to the west in, but I'll have to see what life sends my way.

Meanwhile, I bear in mind that priority number one is, don't get injured. I achieved that today, and might not have achieved it if I'd pushed for another mile. Time will tell whether I can train up to 13.1 miles by the end of April; but for right now I'm content with the results.

Life is good.
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    OTOH"..just got it. Thanks for putting it into context so people like me who are a little slow on the uptake when it comes to figuring out acronyms can figure it out w/o having to look it up! Great job on your run and glad you are injury free!
    1916 days ago
    Let's hear it for injury free!! emoticon
    1917 days ago
    That does sound like a good recovery run.
    Maybe 10 miles this weekend.
    I agree about the no injuries as well.
    1917 days ago
    Funny, I have no problems believing I can do 13.1 on May 5th. I am having a really hard time envisioning 26.2 just now, though. As you say with your 13.1... time will tell. I'm with you on goal #1, don't get injured!
    1917 days ago
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