Took 2 whole days of rest... no strength as planned b/c too tired. A meeting til 2am on Monday probably did it. Considered doing the missed strength workout this morning, but my muscles/body was cold and not in workout mode. Safer to work out warm. Could've warmed up, I guess, but that would've taken time I didn't have. I slept at 8:30 and woke at 6:30. Seemed lke it would've been a lot... oh wait... that's 10 hrs, not 6 hrs. Still so tired! Ok.
Well, did 4.5 today. Progression run on 1 degree tread, 75 degrees. Wore the Saucony Paramount. My right outer lower knee was hurting, maybe b/c for the first mile, I was using the iTouch, which rested on the treadmill console. I had to stay kind of close to the console due to the headphone cord. I was pretty close, afraid of hitting my arms on the treadmill, which probably messed up my form. I put the iTouch away because of that, and the knee stopped having issues. I had to do some form tweaks throughout to keep things rolling okay, but it was fine.
4.5 in 34:54, 7:45 ave. Splits> 15:58 for 2, 7:43, (24:29), 7:37, 3:34 for 0.5.
Afterwards, some new recovery products! Tart cherry juice! Usually, I take no juice, which is just a sugar spike. But this stuff is supposed to do a lot to keep down muscle soreness and inflammation. The studies involved drinking it before the run, but it probably wouldn't hurt too much to do it after. We'll see. I also used the Cryo Cup, which... melts and leaves you in a puddle. I used it while icing with two reusable cold packs. I'm like eh about the product. Something to mix in, but the packs take less work and is less messy. I couldn't apply that much additional pressure with the Cryo Cup, so eh...