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.