Day 50 and 51: Rest sure helps

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!

I completed 4 miles in 43:51.  My pace was just under 11:00/miles.

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.

A string cheese and an apple contain 14 grams of protein.  One cup of low-fat yogurt provides 11 grams of protein.  But I have been amazed with the many choices I have, including bars and shakes.

Go out and fill your passion bucket,


Melissa and me outside In N Out.


About kdenny01

I became a father at 32 years. Hadley Elise has given me so much joy and has been another chapter in my life telling me not to be afraid. Fatherhood is awesome.
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