Sunday, January 11, 2015

Recovery Run

Distance: 4 miles
Time: 39:50
Pace: 9:56 min/mi

Comments: While the six-miler yesterday clearly took a lot out of me, I wanted to get in four miles today to start getting used to wrestling with fatigue. The cold is not pleasant, but it's easier to fight through exhaustion when temperatures are under 50 degrees or so.

So I started slow and got slower the second mile and then pretty much did a mirror image of the first half the last two miles. It wasn't pretty. I was just focusing on holding it together for long stretches of this one. Getting the four miles was the victory here.

Hour: 11:00 am
Surface: concrete
Weather: overcast
Temperature: 36 degrees
Humidity: 99%
Wind: 4 mph
Location: Lewisville, Texas
Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline GT 14

Injury update: Left calf was sore last night. Right calf was sore during the run.