After some extended rest I am back! I went for a mile test/warm up on the trails near Whitnall park. All went well so I decided to run the last fun run of the year. My local running club has Wednesday Fun runs all year long. This week was the last of the year and I thought it would be a good test of my legs. I know every crevasse and dip along those three miles. I feel like I could run it with my eyes closed. So I knew it would be a good test to see what my legs feel like. I would know what is a twinge in my muscles vs just a crack in the pavement. I felt strong the first 2 miles and pushed the pace hard. My legs responded well. No sharp pain, Bonus! After 2 miles I knew that my tank was starting to drain. A few people that I passed early got me in the last mile. I could have pushed it more, but I was just testing the waters. Overall I felt strong. 23:24 for 3 miles not a PR for that course, I was 9 seconds beyond that, but felt like I could have hit that mark if I pushed harder. After running my legs felt sore but no sharp pain. I slept on them and felt good again today. My hips did feel a little tight after a hard day at work but some yoga at night and walking home fixed that right up.
I have not taken more that two days off of running in forever, March actually. But 4 days off of running sure worked. I am still a little tight and creaky, but feeling good about running. Feelings about life? That is another type of blog all together.
Tomorrow is packet pick up for the Brewers Mini. I get the pleasure to help pace again. I love helping others reach their running goals.
From here there are 10 days until Lakefront marathon. My A goal is still going try and break 4 hours....till next run!