Friday, February 6, 2009

Easy Day - 5 miles

Ran 5 miles easy today after work in 37:00.  I made a conscious effort to run slower than I normally would since I had a hard workout yesterday and I am racing tomorrow morning.  The run wasn't all that exciting.  I did 4 strides in the last half mile of my workout.  Last week I did strides the day before my race and had a great race so maybe the strides the day before are the key to running fast.  I did read something in Runner's World a few months ago where somebody recommended doing strides the day before a hard workout because it helped activate the fast twitch fibers in your muscles to be ready for a speed workout the next day.

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