Sunday, April 26, 2009

Long run cut short by calf cramping again!

I felt great yesterday and woke up this morning to fairly calm conditions so I decided to get out while I could. I was hoping to get in 10 or 11 miles easy. I felt great through 7 and then my right calf started to cramp again! I stopped to stretch and then attempted to run again and quickly stopped to walk. Luckily, this time I was only about .25 miles from home. I stretched again, self massaged, and then iced. I finished the 8 miles in 1:03 (7:52 pace).

We all went down to Malibu this afternoon and all the walking actually helped loosen it up today. I will probably have to take it easy this week if I am going to run 13 at Orange County next Sunday.

Scott Jurek started blogging again this year. Check out his blog here. He usually has some great nutrition information and ultra-marathon news.

Meb Keflezighi and Dathan Ritzenhien ran the London Marathon this weekend and both PR'd but were 9th and 11th respectively. The winner, Olympic champion Sammy Wanjiru, broke the course record. There were 3 men under 2:06!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Karl... hope your calf gets better!...But a 6:52 pace for 1:30 should be easy for you!

Dave H.