After last week’s near-DNF I was ready for a very proactive approach to my tight muscles, aided by the great therapists at Massage America in Union Square. Since my last gig just ended I now have time to rest my legs, so this is a great time for me to heal! I pushed it a little far on Tuesday with some awesome speed work, but I wanted to take advantage of my time off from work and participate in some non-race team activity. I told myself if it got too hard I’d ditch out and just finish with an easy run but I managed to keep up with the fast group the whole time and knocked out some of my fastest paces to date! Followed by a day of rest and then my second massage this week it was a pretty good deal – I feel about 200% better than I did after the Scotland Run!
Sunday: A DT massage and a 5.5 mi. club run. Managed to actually take it easy this time instead of racing my friends like I usually do!
Monday: 6 mi. in Prospect Park
Tuesday: Speed work with my team in Central Park! 2x 1/4 mile @ 1:40, 1x 1/2 mile @ 3:30, 2x 1/4 @ 1:45, 1x 1/2 @ 3:40, 2x 1/4 @ 1:50, 1x 1/2 @ 3:40. This is some of the fastest running I’ve ever done!
Wednesday: Took the day off. Ohhh sooo sorrrre!
Thursday: Another massage (wow, did this one hurt!) followed by a 3 mile easy run.
Friday: Off, with a side of R.I.C.E. on my sad little hamstrings
Saturday: Another club run, this time an unexpected 8 miles (including the 1.5 miles I ran to get there). I barely even noticed the distance though since an old friend showed up and I spent most of the run chatting and hamming it up with him. It’s so nice to have running friends!