How I Knew I Hadn't Recovered

by - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Monday morning I was feeling all happy about running.


I mean I had just come off the most epically awesome EU Embassy Run over the weekend, and after giving myself Sunday to recover, I was ready to get back out there. legs weren't on the same page as my brain.

Know how I know that?

When my planned five mile easy jaunt turned into a .75 mile run immediately followed by some emergency stretching and a 1.25 mile walk home with my calves and hamstrings screaming in pain.

Turns out being on your feet for seven hours and covering 13 miles with lots of stops and starts will really, really make your legs tight.

So I stretched a bunch, gave myself my normal Tuesday rest day and then tried running again this morning.

Luckily things went better. I still had to stop and stretch my calves once and there was a bit more walking than I'd like, but overall, it was a much, much better run.

You May Also Like