Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Recovery Run

Distance: 2.5 miles
Time: 21:38
Pace: 8:30 

Comments: I cut this one off early for a number of reasons. First is that I probably pushed it a bit too hard at the start. The conditioning workout and long run have started to pay dividends, which is nice, but I've got a long way to go in the stamina department. Pushing too hard would only be asking for trouble. Which leads to reason two: I do not want to go into tomorrow's conditioning workout flat spent. This is the first of a four-day run of workouts and I'd best not screw it up on the front end.

Outside of the rationalizations the fact is it was hot and miserable and the allergic reaction on my legs still itches like all hell when I run. I also got up late and am a bit pressed for time. Still, the quicker pace was nice and, even better, I had the first sense of control over the run in awhile. But this comes with a price and my body ain't quite ready to pay it. Also, I have to get a solid dinner if I have any hope to survive these morning workouts.

Hour: 6:10 a.m.
Surface: concrete
Weather: overcast
Temperature: 79 degrees
Humidity: 70 percent
Wind: nada
Location: Lewisville, Texas
Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline GT 14

Injury update: Nada