Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Pre Friday Eve Run Day!
Happy Hump Day!
Today is one of my funner runs of the week. Miles are liberal for the Hanson Plan today, do at least 7 at an easy pace (8-9 minute miles). I usually add 3-5 miles to this run so I can match up to a good chunk of Erin's run as well. With that being said, it was super difficult to get out of bed today. "Woke" up at 3:40am and got the coffee in me. So tired. Haven't done a great job the last couple nights getting enough sleep. I wasn't sure what to expect from my body today. I'm still trying to keep active in stretching and icing my groin and hamstring. I have full ROM without pain. Inactivity tightens them up. The last couple hours of the day they are a bit achey. A nights rest clears it out. Very glad tomorrow is a rest day. Plus side, the amount of time with the aches has diminished every evening.
Left for the run around 4:35. I wasn't super comfortable with how my GI system was. It felt good enough to do an easy pace, but something felt done super ready. I gave it 45 minutes already, so no more waiting. First mile was the usual shaking off the kinks and soreness. There were a lot more people out this morning than yesterday, both random people walking who don't look like they just got up, to runners and bikers. I met up with Erin and we had a please run on the path, well as pleasant as the high humidity would allow. About half way through my thoughts about my guy were right, and I started to worry that this might be a DNF or have to scurry to a restroom. After slowing down for a little bit, the feeling left me and I felt fine again.
Erin had 14 miles on her plan for today (Not a typo), so she ran with me to my stopping point by my building, high fives, and she went to finish the last miles hard.
I finished looking like someone sprayed me with a hose (note: the bridge between Belmont and Fullerton has early morning sprinklers which mist onto the path, and felt amazing). I ate two popsicle thingies while I stretched, cleaned up, and changed back into normal person mode and composed this blog for you.
OH! And I retained Foursquare mayor status at Lickity Split last night. They rolled out peach flavored frozen custard and I mixed it with a salted caramel cupcake. YUM.
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