Legs are sore

I hopped on the treadmill feeling pretty good today. Sure, the legs were a little sore from the first long run in a while, but an easy 3 miles is no problem. I started out well, and really never felt horrible during the whole thing, but the legs got pretty sore toward the end. Still, I was able to up the pace a little at the end.

What I did next was even stranger. With my legs quite sore, and a race this coming weekend, I figured I could skip my leg workout. The next thing I knew, however, I was on the leg sled doing one legged squats. What’s even stranger is that, though they were hard, the squats actually made my legs feel better. Then, I went over to the dumbbell rack and powered through two sets of single leg deadlifts. On a good day, I hate those two exercises. How I convinced myself to do them today, I may never know.

Actual workout

5 minutes warmup

3 miles at 8:19 pace

5 minutes cool down

Full body strength training

1 comment

  1. Thanks for the info on the socks, I will order some on amazon and give them a try. As for the miles, well I take them when I can get them. I would love to run monday to saturday with a nice long run on the weekend. But I would also like a million dollars, a 57 chevy rag top, and an inground pool.

    I also find that a leg work out will get rid of soreness, I think it pushes out the lactic acid. At least this seems reasonable.

    Good luck on the race, looking forward to the report.

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