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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

16 myles - 1.53:50

Daniels Park - 9 AM & 3 PM
low 70s, clear, no wind
mind/body - good/hammy is holding up
easy effort

Prescribed workout: 60+ minutes easy, steady pace

Actual workout: 9 AM - 8 myles 56.25 avg. 7:03. 3 PM - 8 myles 57.25 avg. 7:10 - both easy/steady

Hammy is acting strange. I was in meetings all day yesterday and the hammy was killing me - probably from sitting in a chair all day. When I woke this morning I couldn't feel any tenderness.

The morning run I progressively got faster with the last mile in 6:27. I say the hammy is acting strange because early in the run going slow I felt a twinge. As I sped up, the better it felt. In fact, the last mile @ 6:27 I was a smooth runnin' machine. Afterward, I went to PT for another round of ultrasound and infrared. As she worked on it I could feel it radiating up into my butt. She did some realignment which seemed to help.

The afternoon run was more of a spur of the moment. It was such a nice day I didn't wanna waste it. Different course on trail and elevation gain but pushing harder than the morning. This run was more to convince my mind that it's gonna hold up. As I write this, it feels great! We'll see what the morning brings...
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