Today’s run was quick and relatively uneventful. However, my thighs in particular were quite sore headed out and my right knee felt quite loose along the way. At points I experimented with tweaking my form a bit to try and work the feeling out, but really the only thing that worked was moving off of the pavement onto grass or dirt when possible. Doesn’t bode well for today, so we’ll see if the IT band problems are returning. Please God no.
Start Time: 6PM.
Distance: 4 miles.
Time: 30 minutes, with mile splits 7:45, 7:15, 7:15, 7:45 mi/mile. That is, as requested, two easy miles and two “moderate” miles. Of course 7:15 mi/mile (GMP) is a bit more than moderate at this point but these things happen.
Route: Anderson to Arsenal St. Bridge loop, with a bit extra tacked on to get the mileage correct.
Pre-Run: Bagel and PB, icing a bit too early I think, light stretching and water.
Notes: See above. Bit of IT band weirdness but never devolved into pain.
Post-Run: Used the foam roller a bit, not quite enough stretching since I was racing out to get Suz, water, shower.