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Recovery run


I do like doing my long runs on Saturdays because it leaves me free to chill out, relax and enjoy a few glasses of wine on a Saturday evening and look forward to a lazy Sunday with no long run hanging over me.  So after yesterday’s long run I did chill out, have a good supper and enjoy watching a movie with a bottle of red!

After 14 miles yesterday I expected to have very achy legs today but  they were fine,  (I’ve had far worse problems walking down the stairs after a tough BMF class than I did today) but I did have  a thick head!  Normally I’d have a rest day after a long run but, “This is Janathon!” No rest allowed! I finally got going towards lunch time and decided to go for a short recovery run.  But what is my self-imposed minimum distance for Janathon?  I’ve logged 2.5 miles running for BMF classes and my shortest run distance so far this month has been 2.5 miles – so that’s what it had to be today.

I set off on my 2 mile local loop (which I ran a lot of in Juneathon) taking last nights DVD (The Hangover, rather appropriately) to drop into the post box back to Lovefilm. For the first mile my head hurt but my legs felt absolutely fine.  For the second mile my head had cleared and my legs felt absolutely knackered!  Can’t win. I added the extra half mile by a nip into Tesco and got an extra arm and shoulder workout running the last half mile carrying a bag of potatoes, clotted cream and a loaf of bread.

By the time I got home my head and legs felt fine, so recovery run it really was! I attribute my happy legs to the fact that I’ve run most of the time in compression tights and wore my long pair after my run yesterday.

2.5 miles, (2.5kg of potatoes, clotted cream and a loaf of bread), 25.01 mins.

145 miles run  2 days to go.

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

7 thoughts on “Recovery run

  1. Interested to hear what you say about the compression tights I have been toying with the idea of giving the a go. Fantastic janathon xx

  2. 145 miles – woohoo, so close 🙂

  3. Wow! You’ve done so well on janathon… And check you… Running back the last half mile with a heavy bag of shopping! I am well and truly put to shame! Good luck on your final 2 days! 🙂

  4. 14 Miles Fantastic!!! You really should be training for a marathon this year if you’re getting up to that sort of mileage. (You’re not planning a marathon are you?) xx

  5. Fine Lego, as usual. And a fab total mileage.

  6. teehee – love drunken lego you! I have a friend that swears by compression tights, but my problem with them has been that by their nature they have to be tight…and I’m not sure the world is ready for that! Which brand have you got – how do you find them?

  7. Great lego, although maybe your son deserves a clip round the ear for being cheeky! 😉

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