Monday, January 28, 2008

Rollin Rollin Rollin

So that rest on Friday gave me an extra spring in my step Saturday, sleeping in did some good too. Doing chores first was a great warm up. I planned for a 3 hour run but packed for 4. Left late, had a great run, dragged my butt back to the apartment long after the sun had already set. It was a beautiful day. In the end I got 22-23 miles in a little over 4 hours. It was a great LSD trip (Long Slow Distance). I got farther than I expected, ran several hills, smiled at some of the ladies, saw some of the sights and snapped a few pictures to boot. No rain although I did get hot halfway through and wished the return of the showers.

I finished with a very, very cold ice bath - left glute and left IT band was sore. Brrr... everything under water hurt for 2 minutes. I was on silent scream mode for 1 of those minutes. After I got out I had a hard time keeping my teeth from chattering even though I finished with a hot shower but it did my legs good. The next day, Sunday, I felt just fine on my short 4.5 mile recovery run. They say it takes the body two weeks to adapt to the changes brought on by a hard workout, well if that's true then I am now totally reaping the rewards of that first week back into training. This train is on it's way.

Got some pictures to show off, will load later.

10 comments:

  1. Sure is was Long Slow Distance. We know what kind of trips you take :P LOL JK!

    Can't wait to see those pics!! ;D ;D

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  2. awesome job :) Sounds like your getting right back to some great running. Looking forward to those photos!

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  3. Yeah I'll take a pass if these are bath/shower pics(?)

    Next up: Woodside 50K

    Will G.

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  4. Squirt =P12:07 PM

    I like that slip in of the "smiled at some of the ladies"
    very smooth.

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  5. At least I am not much slower...yet:) than you are on the LSD.

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  6. You are a rock star, Rick! That is some awesome running for this early in the season.

    Keep it up, and I look forward to the pictures!

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  7. Ha! You crack me up smiling at the ladies on your long run. Looks like you were smoking fast!

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  8. Hey Rick, I have a some crazy questions.. What kind of pace does a runner do LSDs? or put another way, How far did you go on your 3 mile LSD?

    I do the Ice baths as well(usually for about 15-20 minutes), but when I get out I'm freezing an immediately want to take a shower . Not to just get warm , but also to get clean. Does taking a hot shower after a cold bath defeat the whole purpose?

    Im hopefully doing an 18 mile LSD this Saturday or Sunday in the city depending on the weather. Maybe I'll run into you :-)

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  9. Sounds like a fabulous run! And did the ladies smile back? ; ) : ) I can't even think about ice baths in the winter. You're brave. : )

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  10. It's always good to define LSD. You never know what kind of people might start checking out your blog otherwise.

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