Recovery Run - a run usually the day after a hard workout such as hard intervals, a race, or hills. It lets you get the blood flowing faster than a rest day and carrying nutrients in and carrying waste away from the muscles that were just overworked. You will take this run usually at a conversational pace.
I warmed up today with 1.5 miles at 12 minute pace and then went straight into 9 minute pace for 2.5 miles. I was going to run 2 miles for my warmup, but I saw another runner just slightly faster than my pace and I wanted to see if I could keep up. Didn't happen. Didn't matter.
4 miles logged. I had a little tightness in my upper right calf. I am taking tomorrow off and hope this will be the rest needed.