It's been a fairly good week in running. I definitely learned a few things. I do not do at all well running 2-3 days in a row. The first day is always fine, and the second day, my legs feel really dead and the run is like a chore. I'm going to have to work on this.
Part of this may have to do with the Mileage and the longer runs I've been putting in. For a long time I'd been running mostly 3 milers. This week I did a 5 and 6 mile run. It was the next day after the 5 and the 6 that my legs really felt tired and heavy and lactic acidy.
I don't really know if it's the miles, or if there is a nutrition problem or hydration or what is causing me to have such a difficult time on the second day. Perhaps it is a combination of all of it. So I have been adding in hydration, and trying to look a little closer at what I'm eating as well as stretching and icing and planning mileage appropriately.
The six miler marked my needing to pre-plant water out on the route. I was a little worried about someone else poaching it or it being cleaned up by a litter patrol, but of course at 6 am on a Saturday that didnt happen. I was really happy at how well it worked. I have a hand held water bottle that one can carry along while running, but I have never enjoyed that. there are trash cans along the route so I wont become a Litter bug.
My resting Heart rate this week has been consistently 48-49 so I know I am improving in Cardiovascular fitness.
I did have some more problems with my left achilles but I iced it and rested it and hope it continues to behave as well as it has.
I still have to go back to the Podiatrist. I've had some hassles with the insurance company…so I've been holding off.
I am curious to see exactly what my xrays show.
This coming week starts about 3 weeks of a terrible schedule. We went to web-scheduling at work and just nothing worked well, so I seem to have 3 days on and 3 days off, which is possibly going to spell disaster for me. I need to increase miles, and somehow keep a more regular pace than what's been happening.
looking forward to ultras lean horse report….
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