Wednesday, August 4, 2010

4 miles - Easy

I had cramps in my hamstrings last night while sitting at the computer and then I got one cramp in my left calf just before dawn while I was sleeping.  Don't you just love those?

I definitely woke up sore, but I got through my day and went out for an easy run after work.  I wanted to run 3 miles, but my usual loops are 2.5, 4, or 5 miles.  I went for the 4 mile loop and sure enough, that was more than I was prepared to run.  My first mile was 8:38 and my second mile was 8:00.  It felt really good.  I wasn't pushing myself that hard, but I was running mostly in the shade of large Southern Oak trees.  When I came around the second half of my course, the shade disappeared and so did my energy.  I slowed down a little and even walked for 30 seconds when I was about half a mile from finishing.

In the end, I ran 4 miles in 35:31.

My feet are hurting right now and I think it is lingering effects from yesterday's workout.


The Green Girl said...

I'm glad you went on an easy run, Doug. Take care of those legs.

Johann said...

Take it easy and don't worry about some slower runs. You need it.