Did anyone watch the game last night? B and I were planning on it, and then I woke up at 10:30 pm on the couch and headed straight to bed! Sometimes I feel like we are so old!
I was sad that Michigan lost ( I am a DIE hard Buckeye, took a lot for me to write that :), I was really rooting for the Big Ten! I am glad basketball is over, and now I can concentrate more on golf! I am a huge golf fan and the Master’s starts on Thursday!
So let’s talk about running this fine morning.
Let me set the scene, Mid-November 2012. I had just ran a 20 miler run for my marathon that would be happening in January. Usually after my long run the next day was a shake out/easy/slow day for my legs. I would run anywhere between 5- 7 miles. I loved these runs because I never focused on much other than breathing and form.
Fast forward to March/April 2013. I started doing longer runs again in preparation for my 1/2 in May. My long runs at the start of training were about 7 miles. I did the same routine however with refuel/recovery after these runs as I did when I would do a long marathon run.
The only problem, the day after (shake out/easy/slow day), I can hardly run. My calfs are burning, my legs are so heavy that I can hardly move them. I have taken into account that I am living in a new area with more hills, but still, this pain seems a little extreme for just doing a 7 mile run!
I am just tired of the pain, I wrote a post a few weeks ago about how I would start to stretch more and take better care of myself after a run. I have been following through with this because I know it is best for my body and for my running.
Today I planned on doing a mid-distance run (6-7 miles) hopefully this works out! I guess I am just confused as to why I have no pain after a 20 miler and then killer pain after 11 miles?
What is your recovery like after a long run?
Do you have any pain after a long run?
Why do you think this is happening to my legs?