It's Wednesday, and it's my first run since Saturday. My legs were really craving a run yesterday, but the treadmill was going to be occupied up through the fitness room's closing time, and I had work to do anyway.
Post-race body report:
My arches and ankles were kind of useless for a day or two after the trail HM, but they're okay now, at least they were before today's run.
I wanted to go outside for the run and get in some miles on the wet park course, since it's epic-y, but I didn't get home from work until it was dark, and that'll unfortunately be the case until some time in the Spring, I guess. Although tomorrow may be an excepion... we shall se.
My arms go a really good working during the race. Even within the first couple of miles, they were feeling... not exactly sore, but something similar to sore.
Treadmill. For the second time in a row, I forgot to set the incline to 1. It's because whoever uses it before me sets the incline to something really big, and by the time I set it back down to 0, I forget to reset it to 1. So I did 4.0 at 0 degrees, followed by 1.0 at 3 degrees. I intended to do 2.0 at 3 degrees to maybe make up for the 0 degrees, but I sort of had enough after 1 mile and stopped. I could've done it if I pushed and regretted it a little afterwards, but it's ok. No need to push too close to the edge at this point.
5.0 in 41:24, 8:17 ave, although the effective pace is something lower due to the 2-ish miles at net 0 degrees, if pacing equivalents are linear like that. I don't feel like checking. Close enough.
Splits> 8:22, 8:19, 8:15, 8:16, 8:09. Good to run again. My heart wants some more working. Can't wait to work out again.
Back to not sleeping much... it was a good two weeks, but it's back to... I don't even know what to call it... burning off glycogen stores day after day and replenishing over the weekends.