So between Janathon, and this diet-thingy my wife has me doing… It amazes me that it is only the 4th of January. Feels like I have been doing this for a week or two! I think tomorrow I will get a post up about the Whole30, which is the diet we are on. So far it seems to involve my wife making extremely awesome food, and giving some to me.
I’m a fan.
But back to Janathon, today is day 4 and a Sunday! That means LONG RUN DAY!!! WOO HOO!!!!!!! I got out of bed, and my calves and Achilles were quite tight, and my legs in general were tired. None the less, I’m a wee bit stubborn, so a long-run it was going to be!!! I waited until the afternoon, so the day would be as warm as it was going to get (55 degrees! WOO HOO!), and headed out in a shirt and shorts. My goal, considering my legs were already tired – was to keep it between 9:30 and 10:00 minute miles. I thought I should be able to handle that, and it shouldn’t push my legs to badly, on top of what they already have faced. I managed fairly well, with my overall average being a 9:35. My first and last miles were quick in comparison (and only in comparison) to the ones in the middle.. The first one, I kept looking at my watch and making myself slow down, and the last one – I wanted to be done! Seriously. I enjoyed most of it – but by the end, the lower extremities were no longer amused with this hobby.
A nice walk the rest of the way home helped loosen things up, and a quick stretching session really perked the ‘ol legs up.
I see some foam rolling or use of the stick before bed!
Janathon total: 14.04 miles.