When the alarm sounded I was trying to convince myself to take a day off running and give myself the 'needed' rest. As you know, this goes against my golden rule number one. Don't make decisions of days off while in bed.
After shuffling down to the basement I knew I could give myself a decent chance and go run a loop that gave me the opportunity to cut short if needed. The pace was slow. I didn't mind that, as the purpose 48 hours post hard race should feel like shit and all I needed to do was flush out the lactate from my aching muscles. Accomplished. I ran my usual loop out to Martin road and home via Vermilion.
Total: 1:00:00 8 miles
Another sub par morning to start things off but I was out the door and on my way to a questionable run. The main issue this morning was the severity of GERD I was having. I'm not too sure of the source but it may have been a salad dressing I had last night. (the run would stir up the GERD so bad it ruined the first half of my day at work)
Once I hit the thirty minute mark I worked into a series of repeats of one minute. These repeats were on the schedule as "optional" and to survey my legs and do what I thought was beneficial. After a few repeats I was really loosening up and thought I had made it past the 'recovery' period since the 10 miler Saturday. Foolish. Not too fast. By the seventh repeat I was starting to wake up some soreness in my quads that was remaining from the race. That is where I called it a morning and ran some thirty minutes home in recovery mode. A good call on my part. I have been really trying to eat well, and keep in the fluids to allow my muscles to recover and by tomorrow I am thinking things will be much better and allow me to run hard on Thursday's workout. A little extra rest now is better than going into June fatigued.
Total: 1:12:00 10.5 miles
7 X 1 minute at 5min/mile