The fatigue vanished Tuesday on my run. While areas still felt sore, it wasn’t preventing me from motion. I can’t tell you how great a feeling it was to run – without wanting to quit.
No records were broken yesterday. The run came only two days after Sunday’s 15-miler. I wanted to just make sure my body could move. And it did!
The beginning of the run, I just wanted to enjoy it and hope the aches had disappeared. The weather was cool. A rarity during this Colorado summer.
As I hit mile 2 my speed increased. I increased my pace significantly to mile 3. It had begun to lightly rain and since I felt good, pushed to get home sooner. Unfortunately my stamina fell and I had to rein in my speed burst.
Besides being soaked when I got home, I occurred no negatives out there. My headphones didn’t like the water much and stopped working, ugh!
After yesterday’s positivity I hoped there would be no setbacks this morning. I had my chocolate milk – I drink before runs to help my stomach – and was ready to begin today’s run.
Originally today was supposed to be a 8-mile run. Melissa and I decided the need for recovery and time constraints would cut it in half. 4 miles seemed sufficient.
Nothing to note about this run. I kept an even pace for the most part. It went a touch faster at 42:49 with a pace of 10:41/mile.
Word of Advice: I don’t like buying expensive protein bars and shakes for post-run recovery snacks. While I enjoy them, sometimes a cheaper substitute works great. To promote recovery the snack should include at least 10 grams of protein and a moderate amount of carbohydrates, according to workout-fuel giant, PowerBar.
Go out and fill your passion bucket,