For a minute I thought that my lack of fatigue and aches was a sign of increased fitness, as in I'm just getting so buff that I can knock out a half and hardly feel it. And then I remembered how two days after half marathon #2 I got a flu shot and was so achy from running that I barely felt the shot afterwards. So I think it might be a similar process at work here, that I was so out of it from my cold that I barely felt the effects of running a half marathon.
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: off, coughed up a storm.
Thursday: I was tired of sitting still, so I dipped my toe in the water with an easy treadmill 3 miler. Miles 0.0-2.8 felt like nothing, miles 2.8-3.0 made me want to hop off the treadmill and never run again.
Saturday: easy 3 miles outside. Mile 1 was awful, mile 2 was neutral, mile 3 was incredible.
Sunday: usually I take Sundays off but it's a nice day and my body was craving that mile 3 feeling from yesterday so I headed outside for 4 easy and lovely miles.
Other Cool Stuff
I wanted to highlight a stretching routine that Lisa recommended:
And a leg routine that I caught wind of via Laura. She talked about a band routine for hip strength that she did from Trail Runner, which I did and liked, and that led me to another routine that I like even better, 3-Minute Mountain Legs.
Which I really, really, really like and it's going in my regular routine.
I don't have anything longer than a 10k for the rest of the year, so I'm free to do whatever I want running wise. I'm not sure what that looks like yet, probably similar weekdays with more of a focus on speed. There's no need to do 10 milers on Saturdays anymore. I think my weekend distances will depend on the weather, if it's decent I'll be outside and longer, if it isn't I'll be inside and shorter.