Monday, January 02, 2006

A Muddy Recovery Run

This morning I went walking through the shops and shopping areas of Karlsruhe (the city near us) with my wife. All the post-Christmas sales are happening and my wife sure doesn’t want to miss that ;-) At least I got in a couple kilometers walking. We decided to have lunch at a new Chinese restaurant that offers a good lunch buffet – it was fabulous!

At 3:30 p.m. I decided it was time to go work off some calories so I suited up and headed out for a 14K/8.7M run. The weather was a pleasant 6C/43F, no wind and cloudy. The trails were still muddy but most of the puddles have disappeared. I decided I should keep the pace down today, I need to get my legs in shape for my 30K/19M long run on Saturday. The muddy ways helped in keeping the pace slow, my average pace for the run was 5:45/K (9:16/M).

My legs were pretty stiff the first couple kilometers (a result of the race last weekend), but as I warmed up the stiffness left and the run felt great. I passed a group of 5 walkers, it seemed like it was their first time as they were discussing their pace quite intensely. I wish them luck!

Tomorrow I want to go to the pool and do some laps. I also want to ask them if a second freestyle course is going to be offered in the next month or two.

So Happy New Year to anyone that is just joining me this year!

I have to say thanks for posting both K's and Miles. It is much easier for me to figure out that way.
Happy New Year to you, Jack! I can't wait to read about your successes in 2006!
Hope you get in your swim course!
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