Recovery Run - 9-8-09
My schedule this week has been way off. I did not get a chance to do my recovery run on Monday (too busy on the Holiday) and I went to Boot Camp on Tuesday morning so no tempo run. I decided to go for an afternoon run and just do six miles.
It was mostly a recovery run, but I threw in some strides to work in a little speed. In a book I am reading "Run Faster" there is a section about sprints and strides. The simple version is that Sprints are all out speed and Strides are fast but not all out (very simplified).
I ran a slow mile (10:01) and then did strides in the middle of the next mile (8:52). I slowed down for a recovery mile (10:20) and then ran strides on the grass for part of the next mile (9:08). On the way back I did a recovery mile (9:53) and then ran strides in the middle of the last mile (9:08). Most of the miles ended up being pretty slow, but doing the strides in the middle felt good and helped get rid of the stiffness I was feeling from the long run and Boot Camp.