I was given some instructions on stretching after about 15 minutes of my warm up in my run and a few stretches to do through out the day. I'm honestly happy to be doing therapy this time around as this means I am getting ART during the highest mileage weeks of the training cycle and can voice any ache concerns to the physical therapist. I'll be going 2x a week for a few weeks.
This morning was a schedule fun run at an easy pace. Bare minimum is like 7 or so miles. Woke up at 3:40am and was out the door at 4:15. I wasn't super sure of how my stomach would be, but waiting around wouldn't help. I jogged to Foster and stretched for a few minutes at the benches. I saw one guy taking a walk and had on a cool glove with a mini built in flashlight. We said hello and went on our ways.
I then met up with Erin and got to meet Corey, and we did a few miles together back down to Corey's end point. Erin and I then continued to run around the path, making sure to stop for water frequently with the warmer weather, until we parted ways closer to my end of the path.
I have to say, I always feel very humbled running with such experience athletes. They have so much more experience and training than me, and I'm happy when they share little nuggets of wisdom with me.
I didn't use my GPS today, and guessed I did about 12 miles, checked on Gmap Pedometer, and I did 11.8. I got home a little bit later than planned, so I jumped straight into a cold shower, did a few PT stretches, and ran out to catch my bus, the Stick came with me today to work.
I tried to take a photo during a water break, but my camera phone does not do well with the street lights.
I am also making an effort to bring a bigger lunch as I am always hungry throughout the afternoon, so I brought an extra sandwich with me today.
Tomorrow is my scheduled rest day.
Take care and happy pre Friday Eve!