Or, “What 10% rule?”
Maybe it’s because of the lack of speedwork, but looking at my running journal I would think I’d be feeling a little wrecked right now:
But truth be told, I’m feeling pretty good. In preparing for Grandfather last year, my calves were so stiff I hobbled around the house. After, I had the usual Top Of Foot aches and ankle twinges as I threw myself into shodless miles. The ankle I twisted (in shoes, running with the dogs) in September made me limp (just a little) through December. I wonder if the long hiatus due to the MistleTOE blister was actually a much needed reset.
I tried a Shot Block today before heading out on my run with Sunny, whose interest in robins and squirrels makes for a full-body workout. LOVE the taste (margarita), don’t know if it “helped,” but I’m looking forward to trying them on a long run. Usually I just starve, or eat raisins from the little raisin box, which gets sweaty and gross. Mmm. Still haven’t tried the Heed yet; tomorrow, for some hillwork.