Monday, January 28, 2008
Riddle Run Recovery
My 28 miles at Riddle Run on Saturday felt pretty good. I took it very easy until the last 8 miles and even then I didn't push the pace too hard. I was very happy with a finish time of 5:21. That's more than 2 hours better than last year! I guess not taking a shower and nap helps reduce your finish time. Last year I had severe stomach problems after 24 miles. This year I only drank Propel and didn't eat anything except a few almonds after each loop (saved the cupcakes for the finish). I think the lack of carbs helped me burn more fat and keep going at an easy pace without much effort. After I got home I was HUNGRY. I ate a huge lunch and 2 dinners followed by 3 breakfasts the next morning! My Sunday noon run at Clinton trail with Jack and Shanin went well. Shanin's knee hurt so she turned back early, but Jack and I managed to slowly loosen up and finish the whole 10-mile loop feeling pretty good. My left knee hurt a bit during and after the run--that's an old, nagging running injury so I'm not too worried. At least my calf is back to normal. I'm ready for another 28 mile Fat Ass this Saturday at Lake Mingo followed by an easy Sunday run at Clinton Lake.