Run Day 54 – The Day After

After falling on the ice yesterday I didn’t know what to expect from my leg today.  I was barely able to walk up and down stairs last night without a fair amount of pain. I iced my leg a number of times and focused on compression when I didn’t have the ice pack in hand. I woke up feeling better, but still a bit sore. I jumped on the treadmill to walk a few miles and see how my leg was going to hold up. Other than the nice bruise that’s developing…my leg loosened up so I decided to head out on a late morning run.

Maybe I should use ice and compression more as I put in my second fastest five miler ever. I knocked it out with an 8:43 pace and that was with a pretty stiff wind for more than half the run. I was able to attain negative splits the full run starting out slow with 9:18 and ending with an 8:17 final mile. Clearly I’m not going to be looking to fall again, but wow did my legs feel good today.

Decide to dominate!

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