Saturday, May 2, 2009
Well, relatively long run - 9 miles which is a long run by my standards of having not run this far since November. It was a good success. I tried to pick a route that had less hills so that I could really concentrate on keeping my pace even. Total miles: 9.0/10:16 av. pace elevation gain: 2,031 feet I also took my first ever ice bath. I know some of you are probably rolling your eyes at an ice bath after only a 9 miler, but I just wanted to do it. I am still very paranoid about getting re-injured. It was awful at first, but I just kept telling myself, "It's for a good cause." Funny saying for the situation I think. I don't know how I came up with that but it suits me. 10 minutes and I was out. Let my body come back up to temp for about 10 more minutes then hot shower. I admit, my legs feel great now (about 2 hours later). The IT band was pretty tight around mile 6, but overall pretty good now. A few more love making sessions with the foam roller today and and day off tomorrow - should be good to go. Also, tomorrow I am volunteering at the local half/full marathon. It should be interesting since I have never volunteered at a race. Maybe I'll post a "volunteer race report". Lastly, I know there are a ton of you racing this weekend. Good luck! I know you'll all do great with all the awesome training that has been had. Can't wait to read all the race reports.