Jeff’s Post – Weekend Recap – Taking it Easy!
This is the first weekend in a long time that I’ve only run one day and only six miles at that. Rewind a few days back to Thursday. Tamara and I planned a 10 mile run after work. I wasn’t 100% sure if we would be able to get it in so I went ahead and ran 6 miles on the treadmill that morning. My legs were sore during the morning run so I was a little concerned about how I would make out in the afternoon. Well, I knew right away this afternoon run wasn’t going to be easy. I was struggling during mile 1 and by mile 2 my calf starting hurting. I’ve never really experienced any muscle pain so I was hoping it would just go away but It didn’t and I had one of the more miserable runs that I can remember. I finished the 10 miles in 1:20 not a bad pace but by the time I got home I could barely walk. The next morning my calf felt a little better (a good sign in my opinion) but I still decided to take a few days off. This morning I wanted to test the leg a bit. I could still feel my calf around mile 2 but it wasn’t that bad and I wanted to get in 6 miles so I just ran. I was actually very pleased after. I could still feel some pain but not nearly as bad as Thursday. Even with the days off I ended up getting in 36 miles for the week so I’m happy. As long as the leg holds out I plan on running 6-8 miles on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and will probably take Thursday and Friday off in preparation for Rock N Roll USA in DC. Tamara and I are very excited to Rock DC next weekend. Tamara has had some incredible runs leading up to this race and I have no doubt she will Rock DC. I’ve had a few tough runs but you can bet your best pair of running shorts that I will also Rock DC!
Have a great week and Happy Running!