Yesterday I went out and did an easy, slow four miles. With a 10K coming up this weekend and as sore as I was, I considered sacking the workout, but I wanted to get my legs moving to see if I would feel better afterwards. Did I say slow? How about 45 minutes slow! My heart wasn't even pumping too hard this workout. I also thought that perhaps some stretching at the gym might do some good, so after the workout I headed over to 24 hour fitness and got a good stretch in. This morning I am a *lot* less sore than I was yesterday. Hopefully I am on the right track!
On another note, I spent last night reading at least a dozen CIM and Tuscon race reports. Reading those reports is such a motivator for me. I am amazed at the number of people who are able to run and maintain sub 8 minute miles. I am more amazed at the folks who can go out and BQ their first marathon! The best stories, though, are those that give us some emotion. My vote for top RR for the weekend belongs to RW forumite edwardian (http://forums.runnersworld.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/224106038/m/6301022085). Great report!