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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Day 157 - June 6, 2009

30 miles - I finally got my mileage back up to 30 miles for the week. My legs have been really sore the last few weeks and I'm trying to do more stretching. I have a tendency to get lazy with my stretching when the running is going well and eventually the tightness catches up with me. Stretching is also the first thing I skip on a busy day when I barely have time to get in a run to keep the streak going. You may remember from some previous posts that I've been doing a lot of really short runs lately.

It really isn't worth it to skip stretching - it takes less than 10 minutes to get in enough preventative stretching to keep the legs fresh - because running sore is not fun. I also run a lot slower when I'm sore.

For the next couple of weeks, I'll set aside more time for stretching and actually stop to stretch while I'm out running. Today I stopped twice on a 5 mile run, just to stretch, and I felt better towards the end of the run. Hopefully, I'll follow my own advice and be back to 100% soon.


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that you broke your original streak. It's obviously been a while, since I checked in. I found your site at day 32, of your original streak and and read it for several months. Eventually, I got side tracked and stopped reading. I thought you would be getting close to 1000 if not over 1000, so I came back to see.

I'm over 1300 and still going. It gives me motivation to know there are others out there, such as yourself. Good Luck!

Chris said...

Thanks for checking back - I'm feeling good about making another run at it.

1300 is awesome - congrats and good luck keeping it going!