Monday, October 24, 2005

Sore quads, tight calves, feeling very tired....

Yesterday afternoon I was so tired - I wasn't that tired after Sydney marathon. Today, I'm still feeling really tired, my quads are sore and my calf muscles are very tight. Walking down steps is proving to be a challenge - I am so over downhills! I wore my Linebreak tights yesterday afternoon after the race and I think it has helped a little. But I have come to the conclusion that downhill running does put a lot of stress on the body.

Monday morning swim
Session: recovery swim inc 300m wu; 200m pullbuoy; 200m fs with fins; 300m kick with fins.
Distance - 1km

A very slow and leisurely pace in the pool this morning though it was like peak hour traffic in the lanes. Was more focused on the brekkie with Strewth afterwards.

Tomorrow:
(am) cycle ....maybe
(pm) gym - upper body weights plus killer abs session....maybe
(pm) run....maybe

I'm keeping my options open!

5 comments:

KIT said...

Maby a massage??? You deserve it! I bet your legs are sore... nothing tougher than down hill running... especially 27km of it!

Jen_runs said...

No wonder your legs are sore; you just ran downhill for 27kms!!!

Breakfast on a Monday morning is much more important than exercise if you ask me ;-)

J.

Ewen said...

So that's why you weren't at Parly House doing sprints tonight!

Susan said...

Way to go. Sounds like a really tough race. What are linebreak tights?

Al Carter said...

CJ
Congrats on the second place in the race. How did you manage all that downhill - I can go up hill like a mountain goat but donhill always leaves me impersonator someone a lot lot older than me - to run it is amazing.