"Run hard, be strong, think big!" - Percy Cerutty
Tonight was a great run around my favorite place - Lake Eola. I initially set out to do a 2.5 mile run - but ended up pulling out a 3.25 mile run - I've never done this before. I'm really happy.
The calves are still super sore - its the inside of my calves near my ankle and its not the entire calf so I'm running out of guesses in determining whats wrong. Could I have bruised that part of my leg by foam rolling? Could they just be bruised?
The 1st mile was bad - only because my calves hurt - they felt so tight - like a rope being pulled. Im not sure if I forget about the pain or if it just stops but miles 2 and 3 were fine.
Tonight Brett ran too - he ran the opposite way from me so we could high-five eachother which was a HUGE motivator for me tonight to get to 3.25 miles. I also think what really helped me was not starting off super fast and not throwing in the towel too early. I figured if I started off slower and sped up then I might be able to go further, and I was right - and I wouldnt look at my pace until the very very end which was a smart move on my part.
Watch out Disney - I'm coming for ya! hahha
Results of Run #61
Distance: 3.25 miles
Pace: 9:40 / mile
M1 - 10:01
M2 - 9:45
M3 - 9:29
M4 (.25) - 8:45 / mile pace