Two Fruits

Monday, February 26, 2007

Recovery & Massage

Today:
Distance: 13.1 km
Time: 1 hr 7 mins 15 secs
Rate: 5'08" per km
Weather, part sun/cloud,mild,temp range 19-21 degrees,south east wind at 25kmph,humidity 50%

Week:
Distance 20.7 km
Running days: 2/2
Ave: 10.35 km per run

February:
Distance: 319.2km
Running days: 18/26
Ave: 17.73 km per run

YTD 780.85 km

At yesterdays vet's handicap, I arranged to have a massage this week to soothe the weary legs, find any aches & pains and generally relax for a hour. The good part is the relaxing hour, the bad part is it can hurt if and when the sore spots are found. You know,get me back down from the ceiling, it hurts.

Luckily not much damage has been done over recent months considering all the training, just a small tight spot in left hamstring. Probably more good luck than anything, I don't stretch as much as I should, but I am right into recovery after a run so all that must help. Must also drink plenty after the massage to clear away the toxins. Feels great during and after, just should have one more often.

To not undo the benefits of the massage, there is no running the next day, so I went out this morning for a relaxing 13km at casual pace. As usual, I stopped to stand in the river for 10 minutes before heading home, part of the injury prevention program.

Bike ride tomorrow, just don't fall off.

2 Comments:

  • You mean "don't do a CJ"!

    Great run at the handicap. Also CJ's. All this Six Foot training must be paying off.

    By Blogger Ewen, At February 26, 2007 at 8:41 PM  

  • Which reminds me - mental note to self - get a massage.

    Didn't realise how close I came to a placing yesterday - 4th! Close but no cigar! Dreading to see what the handicapper will do.

    By Blogger CJ, At February 26, 2007 at 9:01 PM  

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