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.