Today’s schedule called for 50 minutes at easy pace with 6 x 100m stride outs at the end. The weather this morning was just magnificent with temps around 61º and lower humidity. It was weird to finish a run and not be dripping wet.
Nathan and I met at the Edwin Warner Nature Center, and then ran out-and-back to the model airplane field. We started off at a very chill pace, and then got progressively faster throughout.
Overall I felt pretty good, but could tell that we’d run a hill 18-miles on Saturday. I’ve mentioned a couple of times recently about the twinge/strain in my right quadriceps muscle. Well today it was particularly annoying, and did not really loosen up until just before we started our stride-outs. I’ve been really stretching and rolling it tonight trying to keep this from becoming a bigger problem, but I’m starting to get nervous that this may ultimately lead to some missed time.
I guess we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. I was actually pleased with how I felt during the stride-outs, and so far the quad problem has not affected my stride or ability to run fast. Anyway, in total we finished just over 6.3-miles at an average pace of 8:19 per miles.