April is recovery month

After Around the Bay, I decided to take a few weeks to rest my tired legs and rebuild myself. Even though after the race I felt really good, experiencing only a little muscle soreness two days later, I needed the break from training – both mentally and physically.

Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, I have a 10k race coming up on May 12th and I have an aggressive goal, so I need to get back at it.

After three weeks of almost no running at all, full time training for the 10k will begin this Sunday. I’ve decided that my LSDs on Sundays leading up to the race will be kept at around 12-15k and I will do three weeknight runs around 4-5k each. I’m hoping that this plan will allow the healing process to continue while training hard enough to meet my goal in this shorter distance race.

I’m feeling a little worn out, having been really busy with a few other things outside of my running world. I need to get my head back into the game and some nice spring running is just the way to do it!

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Good Friday – the first warm spring run of the year!
Photo by Mike

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