Tuesday, September 1, 2009

4 mile recovery run?

Recovery run? Why is Karl doing a recovery run today? He hasn’t run in 2 days and did 14 on Saturday, but not very hard.

Well, my hamstrings, gluts and adductors are so sore I could hardly walk on Monday. They were better today but still stiff. All this from my day of yard work on Sunday. My left hamstring is worse than my right but my calf and posterior tibialis are fine. I felt better after 4 miles in 36 minutes but still sore. This may take a few days.

I ran today in a new pair of New Balance 1224s that I got at BIG 5 on a tip from Clay. They retail for $140 and I got them for $80. I got Andi a pair too, she tried them out this morning as well and liked them. They are New Balance’s stability plus shoe (in the same family as the Asics Kayano, Saucony Hurricane, and Mizuno Wave Nirvana). I have been eyeing them for a while and couldn’t pass up the price (cheapest online: $90)

“I’ve always wanted to be somebody, but I see now that I should’ve been more specific.”
--Lily Tomlin

From Karl’s day calander

1 comment:

Chuck said...

I had the same thing happen to me a few years ago. I spent about three hours working in the yard, and the next day I was walking slower then I do the day after running a marathon.

Sometimes you can really get some great deals at BIG 5. You just need to be well educated on the different models of shoes and what works for you.