It’s three days after the More/Fittness Magazine half and my legs are still sore! Was not expecting that at all since I’ve hardly been sore after my 15, 18 & 20 milers. But I guess that’s what happens when you run as hard & fast as you can.
I’ve been doing garmin/iPod free runs this week and I am so glad for that since Tuesdays 6 miler was sloooooow. Yesterday my legs were loosened up a bit more and I could feel that I was running somewhere between 8:00-8:30’s and keeping a steady pace during the uphills at the arboretum. It’s my favorite time of year to be running in the arboretum since the lilacs are just starting to bloom and the temperature is perfect. I’m trying to find any excuse I can to stop working during the day and go run for a few miles. Also think I might try and start doing some early morning runs with the pup. There is a chance that will go badly since she is very easily distracted by squirrels .. but it would be a great way for both of us to wake up.
I’m also really excited about this marathon/half marathon in California that I saw mentioned in the most recent issue of Runners World. The route follows an old Southern Pacific railroad line & crosses rivers on old wooden bridges. I’m sold! I’ve been wanting to travel somewhere for a race so this seems like the perfect one.