July 4, 2005
did not start
I'd planned to race 5K this morning. I shifted my training schedule around to accommodate it, moving Sunday's 19 to Saturday, shifting some other day's 12 to yesterday, etc. But anyone that knows me knows how much I hate 5Ks, and this morning when I woke up to sore calves and hips from the fast 19 2 days ago, I just said screw it.
Instead, I did what the P plan originally called for - 10 miles with 10 x strides. This went fine. I wore flats, which probably didn't help my calves much but reminded me what flats feel like (among other things, they feel like something you shouldn't wear if your calves are sore). Hours later, the general soreness has dissipated but one calf is still mighty tight and feels like someone hit it with a baseball bat. I've slathered it in capsaicin cream and wrapped it in an ace bandage, and I've been stretching it (gently) every chance I get, and it's getting better. This doesn't feel like an injury, more like I've worked hard for a few days and so the leg is sore. Tomorrow is all easy running - 6 in the morning and 4 at night - and I'm actually looking forward to it.
Posted by joe positive at July 4, 2005 11:12 AM