Kristina - www.blogaboutrunning.com sponsored a virtual charity run, as part of Team Paws fundraising to run the Chicago marathon.
My virtual run was a fun one, 57 degrees out with humidity at 23%. Perfect running weather.
I signed up for the 5K because I am trying to keep my runs short for fear of re-injury. I took a mile walk to warm up and picked the least hilliest route I can run around here and took off.
I was pretty consistent, but since I haven't run for so many weeks I am not quite as quick as calculating my finishing time off my pace, so I ran the quickest stride I could for .11 just to make sure I would hit my time goal.
I haven't consistently hit these paces in quite some time. I am thrilled at how strong my leg feels when I am running. A whopping 13 miles total last week, and they all felt pretty great.
Friday I woke up and I could feel a pulse in my leg, I was a little worried I may have pushed too hard, so I deemed Friday a lazy day and rested with compression sleeves. I have experienced some interesting sensations in my leg after runs; a pressure, a pulse, a dull ache, but it all subsides pretty quickly.
Saturday I woke up and my leg felt strong and ready...but I wanted to rest it anyway,
SO I headed to gym and hopped on the cycle to go up pretend hills again. As soon as I started pedaling, I discovered my legs had some lingering fatigue in them, even after a rest day. I geared down a little and went about my workout.
I forgot what tough stuff somewhat speedier running is.Here's my new spin on leg lifts. I have been trying to get rid of the roll in my middle for so long, and I am only making slight progress (the joys of 48), but maybe this move will help.
Thanks Kristina for hosting the virtual run. One more medal to add to my newly displayed running memories...
Run buddy gave me the hanger for Christmas. Hubby blew up the picture and hung my running ribbons this week - love my honey :)
Do you do leg lifts?