Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Rain, Shine or Whine

We had a nice run at Frontenac Park on Sunday, doing Big Salmon Lake and Little Clear loops from the inner parking lot. I ended my run there too, and then drove to pick Derrick up at the Trail Centre after he added on another 15 minutes. The 2:45 loop was more than enough for me, as my hips and ankles got progressively sorer as the run went on, plus I totally ran out of energy. It’s amazing how long it can take to recover. Even though it was a tough run, it was nice to be out there in the woods, recharging mentally at least.

I’ve been taking an awful lot of days off lately, and I know I can use the extra recovery, but I’m starting to feel guilty about it. That’s probably a good sign, as my rule is if I feel guilt about skipping a run it is my gut telling me I’m fine to go. But yesterday my legs were sore, and I was tired, plus it just happened to be rainy and miserable, blah, blah, blah (whaa, whaa, whaa). Tonight I’m out there, rain, shine or whine.
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8 comments:

Kea said...

I'd be "whining" too, especially if I had to slog through the mud and rain. Actually, I excel at whining. If you need pointers, feel free to ask. :-)

Aaron Anderson said...

You have earned the extra rest! I can't imagine how your legs felt because mine were crushed for a couple of days at 1/16 th the distance and conditions you were in!!!!!

Sara said...

Hey Aaron - yes but you were on a firmer surface, running up and down steep hills, and going at a faster pace! Sounds like a good recipe for crushed legs!

Hope you're enjoying your recovery!

Derrick said...

Luckily we got shine tonight, so no whine...from me.

Was nice on the trail.

Anonymous said...

Saaaaraaaaa-you've got it all wrong, "RAIN OR SHINE...WINE!!!"

Sara said...

I'd never whine about wine! :)

Evan said...

New to the blog.

I am in the same boat. Spring bring the mud up here as well.

I have also been taking a ton of time off and now just starting to get back into it. I think the time off has actually made me lazy.

"Rain or shine,or wine" That is hilarious!

David said...

A 2:45 loop is not a easy recovery run, but any run goes better with a little wine (and cheese).
I hope to be back on the trails this weekend, even for 20 minutes. I am tired of this road stuff. Looks like it will be nice and warm, maybe too hot to handle. :)