Training Day 4

The weath­er got crap­py to­day, so I was run­ning in a light rain/​snow mix. I took it easy but my right leg start­ed to seize up on me just af­ter the two mile mark, so I walked the rest of the dis­tance and tried to get the leg loos­ened. I think ba­si­cal­ly what is hap­pen­ing is that I’ve been tear­ing the mus­cles in my quads too much too soon, with­out enough re­cov­ery time, so in­stead of get­ting stronger they’ve been get­ting hurter. Friday is a day off though, in prepa­ra­tion for a 6 mile run on Saturday, and even to­ward the end of last evening I could feel the quads knit­ting back to­geth­er. I think the can of tu­nafish that I ate helped out with that a bit. I need to fig­ure out some oth­er routes for strange dis­tances like 4 miles and 7 miles. Since my typ­i­cal loop is ex­act­ly 5k, I’ve not done a lot of ex­per­i­ment­ing else­where. There is a nice, long, low-traf­fic road that runs par­al­lel to the Interstate that I think will of­fer some good train­ing ter­rain.