Recovering and running… Or, my week since the weekend.


415It has now been 4 days since the Cherry Blossom 9.4 miler, and my body is on its way toward recovering!  I was not in any shape to run on Monday, and I respected my body’s wishes.  Tuesday rolled around, with its gorgeous 70 degree weather – and I needed to be out running!  I was also aware that I needed to take it easy, as I had really beat up my muscles with racing w/o training, so a short slow run was my plan.

Apparently my legs didn’t agree… I got out there, and the body wanted to move..  I kept trying to slow down – but the gorgeous weather was telling me to speed up!  (Well except for the breathing part.. that part wasn’t happy!)   I finally decided to give the body what the body wanted, and went as fast as my tired little legs wanted to move.  I’m still not sure that a sub-8 minute average for my 2.5 miles counts as a “recovery” – but I won’t lie. It felt awesome (and tiring)!

41615splitsI was bound and determined that this would not be the story two days in a row.  I headed out on a four mile loop (figuring a loop would be harder to change the distance on, thus forcing me to keep a reasonable pace.)  It seemed to work better, although the tired-ness of my legs and having to dodge traffic might have been a factor in the slower mile 1 and 2 times.  You see my loop leads along a road that has NO sidewalk and NO shoulder.  When a car comes at me, I jump off of the road on to the soft dirt/grass, wait for it to pass and go again. Last night the road was exceptionally busy,so there was a lot of jumping off the road!

No complaints though, as it gave my legs the opportunity to rest for a few heart beats.  The speed obviously went better, as I didn’t feel like my legs were going to fall off as I hit the 2.5 mile marker!

Yay me!

This week in pictures!

This week in pictures!

Now, after all of the running in the last 5 days, I can tell you my legs are sore today – so it will be a no-run day.  Perhaps a nice swim at the gym.. or an upper body workout.

Regardless, tired or sore – I’m still feeling good.  I find it amusing how good it is to get back to a work-out routine!

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Would you like to know another great race, with an awesome view as you run?  The 10k across the Bay!  You can actually run across a 4.3 mile bridge that they close down just for you!

Did you know you can sign up now, even though registration isn’t actually open at the moment?  Its true!  I’m a race ambassador!  All you have to do, is go to
https://register.racepartner.com/BridgeRace/promo

And enter code: AMBNEIDHARDTR15

There are a limited number of slots, so don’t put it off!  Tell your friends

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I run, because I am a runner. Having realized that I have always "been a runner" - even when I went years with out running, I am learning how it has integrated itself in all aspects of my life. When I started running in highschool, my perspective on life changed. Funny that I didn't realize how much it had affected it until just recently.

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