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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Day 122.

Another 3 miler today before tomorrow's long run of 7 miles.  I woke up with a headache, but started to feel better as I did my Pilates warm-up.  I also took some Excedrin, and I think the caffeine in there helped give me a boost.  I walked to the park to do my run.  Normally by the time I get to the park my Garmin has picked up satellite reception and is ready to go, but today it was having trouble for some reason.  So I just started the timer when I began my run, and ran for 33 minutes.  Once I had a satellite signal, my Garmin said I was going about a 10 minute mile pace, so I figured I got my 3 miles in, at least.  When I came home I also did workout 3 from Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred.

So tomorrow is my weekly long run, and I've been noticing that as the mileage has increased, I have a harder time recovering during the couple of days following my long run.  I have been feeling more tired, sore and just plain yucky.  By Monday, I'm rested and ready to start my week of running again, but I'd like to figure out how to shorten/lessen my recovery.  My husband seems to think I'm not eating enough, especially on long run days.  That may be, so tomorrow I'm going to try to eat a bigger breakfast with more carbs than usual after my run and see if that helps in the following days.  Anyone out there have any suggestions on this subject...??

1 comment:

  1. Well, I knew to the whole running thing, but not new to exercise. I drink a slim fast (the one with high protein) and I feel pretty good with that. When I had a trainer they had me mix my vitamins with Glutamine, which aided in recovery. Or you could just need a little extra vitamin K in your diet.
    Hope you recover well! I'm still running srints to get my endurance up ... soon I'll be going full steem ahead!


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