Recovery

My recovery seems to be going along alright following Saturday’s outing in Pennsylvania. Here’s a day-by-day how my recovery’s gone. […]

By on June 14, 2007 | Leave a reply

My recovery seems to be going along alright following Saturday’s outing in Pennsylvania. Here’s a day-by-day how my recovery’s gone.

Sunday: 0 miles
Came home to a lawn that needed mowing. Very sore while pushing the mower and feet were no happy. Legs felt a bit looser after mowing. Thought about running, but decided not to based on my unhappy feet.

Monday: 5 miles
Went out for an easy evening run on the bike path. Sore and slow. Thought about cutting it short early on during the run, but felt better as I went along. Accelerated when approaching a light about 4 miles in… didn’t go any faster. :-) Only one gear today. (Wore size 9.5 Asics 2090s running for the first time in the 3 years I’ve owned the pair.)

Tuesday: 5.5 miles
I had tentative plans to run a track workout. Got to the track and knew that wasn’t wise. Legs and feet recovering, but with sore support muscles and not much spark, a track workout would have been risky , unproductive, and frustrating. (Still in the oversized 2090s.)

Wednesday: 5.5 miles
Hit the track Hadd style and felt ok. 3.75 miles at 6:29 pace with HRave of 164. Maybe a beat a minute higher than if I was fresh, but right on. Felt comfortable out there. Workout was cut short by a nasty thunderstorm – probably not a bad thing. (Back to size 9 Asics 2120s.)

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.