Finished a 14 mile long run this morning. Normally, this wouldn’t be all that challenging, but I really felt it the last few miles. There just might be something to Hansons’ theory of “cumulative fatigue” because at the end of the run, it felt like I just finished a 20 mile long run. Took me a good two to three hours after the run to feel normal again. It may also have to do with the terrain I’m running on. I’ve been mixing it up with trails, concrete, and pavement and it always seems like I was either going up or down a hill. I also tend to have a bad habit of trying to maintain my pace when going uphill, which takes a lot out of me, but hopefully helps with building leg muscles.
I have been deficient with my core strength training and stretching. Will need to try and make some time for these areas. I’m also plan to fit in some mountain biking a couple times a week, so we’ll see how that goes. Fortunately, the body seems to be adapting to the increased mileage. I am experiencing the normal aches and pains, but nothing that would keep me from running.
I ran a total of 53 miles this week. Below is a summary of each run.
Wednesday – No running, 20 minutes of yoga.