Friday found my legs nice and tight; they had many words to say about my Wednesday + Thursday double dose of Ryders. Yes, hamstrings, I hear you. I woke up early, without an ounce of motivation to run, but enjoyed the easy 5 miler and tried to shake out the lactic acid before Saturday’s 12.
Pre-long-run tradition doesn’t usually involve seeing how sore I can get the leg muscles before they just stop moving all together, but luckily they put up with the challenge. Pre-long-run tradition does usually involve pizza. So, at least we had that going for us!
With my favorite multigrain dough ball, courtesy of Whole Foods, I created a zucchini + red pepper + fresh basil & mozzarella masterpiece. This was coupled with a nice light beer and then a glass of vino with friends (plus a lot of water! Hydration, first).
Alright legs, you’ve been fueled. Time to go!
I had enough time for a relaxing bowl of oatmeal & some morning Giro-watching before I decided to head out. It was slow going at first, with a lot of wondering whether or not it was doable to hit those “faster” miles.
Luckily D & I had a fun afternoon/evening ahead in Ft Collins all planned out – places to be and people to see translated to “run faster!”, we need to hit the road!
The body cooperated for a goal-pace range and then fought the urge to call it a day when G beeped at “10”…then again at “11”. Keep going, shower, refuel and hit the road! No time for walking today.
“12”? DONE. 12 miles, 1:36, avg 8:01 m/m.
And now for those who truly deserve a shout-out after this weekend – if you haven’t read up on their latest adventures, you’re missing out!
Who else crossed a Finish Line over the weekend? Let’s hear it, racers!