4:30 or Bust: A Quest for Marathon Mediocrity

Back on the road

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Nice little 4.6 mile run last night.  44:28.  First run since the marathon.  For the most part, my muscle soreness seemed to have retreated, and I was itching to get out for some exercise.  Took awhile to loosen up.  Right hamstring was tight, which went away pretty quickly, and also I could feel the plantar fasciitis in the right foot.  It went away also, but I’ll need to keep an eye on that.  If it keeps up, I’ll have to head back to my podiatrist for some treatment.  This was a big problem for me in 2004/2005 when I stepped up my training after recovering from patellar tendonitis.  Then it acted up last year when I stepped up training for the marathon.  I was actually pleasantly suprised that it hadn’t bothered me yet this year.

In terms of the run itself, the portion along the East River was much windier than I expected, of course a headwind.  Since the weather is still on the warm side (60 deg at the time) it felt nice.  When those winds kick up in the wintertime, ouch.  Also managed to run through all the major intersections without issue. 

Around the 3rd mile, legs started feeling very heavy.  They eventually loosened up again, but then I could feel both hamstrings barking a bit.  In hindsight, maybe I should have waited another day or 2 before the first run, but I didn’t push the pace at all and had a nice time.

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Written by SCL

November 7, 2008 at 12:27 pm

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