Sunday Running Log #13

My weekly Sunday run got a late start the other morning due to a late GNO.  (You can expect a post about that adventure in a little bit.)  Since I didn’t return home until 2:15 a.m., there was no way I was waking up at 5:30 to run, but I could certainly swing a 7:00 a.m. run.

 

This week, I was determined to run 15 miles and I made it!  At 13 miles, I thought to myself, “I just ran a half marathon and I feel great!  I can do so this!”  Then, about 13.5 miles, I thought, “O.k., now I feeling some muscle ache.  I need to walk a bit.”  And for the last two miles, I alternated running and walking.  When I returned home, the soreness in my legs was intense.  It hurt to walk.  But when I stretched to recover, I felt a lot better. 

 

Even the next day, I still felt some tightness, but I wasn’t in agony.  Thank goodness!  And now next Sunday, I will tackle 16 miles and make Hal proud!

 

This week’s training schedule includes a 4 mile run this morning, an 8 mile rile on  Wednesday and another 4 mile run.  However, Thursday’s distance will be a 10K since Lori and I are running in the St. Pete Time’s Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. 

 

I am really looking forward to the Turkey Trot, because this was my very first race.  Last year, I ran the 5K in approximately 33 minutes, which was not a chipped race and of course, this was before my good ol’ Garmin.  Now, I can run a 5K in about 27 minutes and it’s a warm-up for me!  It’s amazing to see how far I have come in a year’s time.

9 comments

  1. becelisa says:

    i swear by ice baths after my long runs! they aren’t fun but they are amazing for recovery.

    i’m doing the turkey trot 10k thursday as well. good luck in it and happy thanksgiving!

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