Quads and Calves, now I have two ouchies
The force was not with me today. Last night after I got back from USATF Indoor nationals, watching New Balance Boston kick some butt in the DMR, I went for a 3 mile shake-out around whites pond to try and break up some of the acid in the legs I knew was still hanging around. Which also coincidently gave me 26 on the day. This gives me confidence that I should be able to at least finish the marathon.
We had about 2 inches of snow on the ground when I woke up this morning so I drove into work and did 8 on the treadmill in 55:32 with the grade at 1.5%. Why did I run 8 miles up hill you may ask? I did it because everytime I took a step on a flat or down hill I felt a little twinge in my quads caused no doubt by the effort yesterday on the marathon course. No problem right? Until I went out for 8 at lunch and my calves were tight from the 8 mile up hill run. Well, needless to say, all the miles ran today were easy never dipping below 6:45 pace. The roads were a mess anyway so it was a good easy mileage day. I will stretch a lot tonight and try to rub the legs out to get the long effort out before my next workout on wednesday. Tomorrow will be easy does it again.
BIG shout out to the New Balance Boston DMR team and individual entries. Umass product and good friend of ours Rebecca Donahue ran an inspired 9 second PR in the 3k placing 5th with a 9:13. Jess Minty, rolling straight out of Colby into her first USATF national meet, ran a blistering 4.46.49 which is a casual 10 seconds faster than her PR only a year ago.
Positive things are happening with the club and we hope to keep the momentum rolling into the outdoor season.
That's all I got.