Reflections on the Grind

thoughts on training and life of an introvert

Pushing the pace

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Forgot my shorts today so I wore my dress pants to the track. The weather was overcast and very humid. By the time I finished, the shirt and pants were soaked with sweat.

Leg still hurt but I wanted to go fast. Today’s run was broken into five simple parts: Warmup. Fast. Jog. Fast. Cooldown. The cooldown part was cut short because of the leg pain.

During an injury, one perhaps should take it easy. But is that true? Too many slow runs may not be the best way to recover. When one runs the same way over and over, muscles may get overused. I don’t know if a fast run uses different muscles from those in a slow run; but hopefully it does. Anyway, going fast once in a while feels good and that’s all that matters.

Heavy rain came down about an hour after I finished. Lucky it didn’t come sooner.

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Written by Rop

September 8, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Posted in health, running

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