Sunday, June 12, 2005

A Fast Recovery Run / Market Festival

The hardest thing for me after a race is to get my training pace back to normal. Typically I try to do my training runs at 6:00/K (9:39/M), recovery runs about a half minute slower per kilometer. Today was my first run after the 10K race on Friday night. My legs are still tight, not as bad as yesterday when I did my weight training, but still tight.

I started out pretty good, at just about exactly my training pace, maintaining this for at least the first 5K. But the sun was shining, it was still fairly cool outside despite being noon, in other words ideal running weather. I kept picking up the pace, then I would catch myself and try to slow down again…I did this several times until I just found a pace that was comfortable and didn’t worry about it anymore.

I had wanted to run 21K (12M) today, but I need to run tomorrow night too, so decided to run my 14K (8.7M) route. I ended up finishing in 1:20:45, which figures out to 5:46/K (9:17/M), not exactly what I would call a recovery run. My legs are reminding me of this in the moment, they are sore. Tomorrow night I need to keep it slow, I have to get the legs in shape for my 26K long run next Saturday.

Market Festival 2005:

We have a market festival across the street from our house this weekend. There are about 20 stands set up with different clubs from the town selling food, beer and what have you. There are also about 10 crafts stands set up. Woodworkers, basketmakers, pottery, all kinds of stuff to buy. We walked around a while this afternoon, the sun is shining, a perfect day. I took a few pictures with my digital camera, you can view them by clicking here.

Beautiful pictures, Jack! Looks like a lovely day. Our weather was amazing here the last couple of days, too. Of course, I didn't get the open market and plentiful beers, but, you earned it!
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