5.2 easy miles this morning, high 30's & drizzling.....starting to get tired of this rain.
Hi Johnny, KS, and TW
My legs aren't really sore, but I am paying for not doing any downhill running for 3 months this winter. Tonight could have been one of the slowest painful runs I have done.
Those huge downhills at last weekends race fried my quads and my knees and legs ached with every stride especially on the downhills. I started out about 9 minute pace and worked my way down
as I got loosened up. Usually after a half hour the endorphins kick in but my legs ached more the farther I ran. My ambition was to do three 5 mile loops, but I knew after a few minutes that wasn't going to happen. I ran the first lap in 42:30 and the second lap in 38:30 and decided that was enough pain for one day. 10 miles total in 81:00.
I don't think there is any way I can run more than two days a week doing these longer trail races. It is taking my legs too long to recover. On the shorter ones, I may be able to sneak in another run that week.