I finally had an enjoyable run this morning. I had to go slow. But it wasn’t as slow as it felt. I think my average pace was like 8:15. It frustrates me that I can’t go faster, but oh well. My leg locked up a bit on hills too. I was off on Sunday and then ran 5, 5.5., and 6.3. Took yesterday off and felt really frustrated because that 6.3 mile run wasn’t very fun. I continued doing a bit of foam rolling, arnica gel, and k taping. I tried k-taping my glutes as well as my hamstring and maybe that is what finally worked for me. Knock on wood.
I am not signing up for the half on Sunday. I would probably reinjure myself and I want to feel good while running and have some strong shorter races this summer. Also, it is supposed to storm. I don’t want to say that I WANT it to storm so I have another excuse not to run it. But that would be convenient.
Plan for tomorrow is a long run. Longer than 8 at least. Gotta give it more time before I can do speed work again. I want to be fast.