Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Rainy recovery run

I didn't really feel like running yesterday. I could have used another day off to recover from Sunday's run, but when you're running 60K in a week, you don't exactly have the luxury of two days off in a row!

My legs were feeling pretty stiff, so I figured it was probably a good idea to get out there and loosen then up anyway. I planned to take it slow and run as long as I felt like.

And it was raining. No, pouring. And thundering! I sucked it up, laced up, and headed out anyway. Left the music at home so I wouldn't destroy another set of headphones, so it was just me and my thoughts. And the rain. SO MUCH RAIN!

I certainly didn't last the 8K that I had planned for the day, but I did manage to pull off 4 and my legs felt pretty okay; it seems everything is in working order.


Melanie said...

hmmm running in the rain, seems oddly familiar! LOL

Marci said...

Just catching up with your blog and you are doing great. I find 4K the perfect distance when I want to recover, just enough to mobilize some lactic acid, but not too long to tire the legs more. You made a good call.

Jess said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

All this talk of "Ks" has this metrically-challenged American puzzled over making the conversion, but I can say that I find 3 miles (approx 5K, I know that much!) to also be a good recovery distance.