Tuesday, February 17, 2009

6 miles easy

I ran a nice slow easy 6 miles at lunch today. I forgot to throw a watch in my bag so I didn't time the run, but I've measured the route with my Garmin before. My right hamstring was pretty tight when I started the run. I stopped about 1/4 mile in to stretch out a little. I was contemplating only doing about 4 miles, but it finally loosened up after about 2 miles so I stuck with my original plan. Once I finished, I spent a little longer than usual stretching and using the foam roller on it and it feels pretty good right now. I'm planning on spending some extra time stretching tonight and over the next few days. I'm not concerned about it being anything major right now, but I don't want it to turn into a problem. I was thinking of running the Park to Park 5 mile race this weekend, but I'll see how my legs are feeling on Thursday and Friday before I decide whether to run it or not. I'd really like to run that race, but I don't want to do anything that could jeopardize my training for Boston since that is my focus right now.


  1. That last sentence kinda made me laugh some, as I had that exact conversation with Sean about Boston being the priority over certain races I asked about. The last thing we want to see is your hamstring to be a casualty along the way to Boston over something not as important. But, as is always the case, only you know how you feel.

    Btw...gutsy run on the 20-miler w/hills.

  2. Thanks for the comments. I'm going to end up skipping the park to park run and I'm going to be doing a 20 miler up in Conroe on Saturday morning.

  3. Cool...see you out there in Conroe.