I'm recovering well from the Voyaguer 50 Mile Trail Race. My quads were a bit tight, but after tonight's run they are feeling great.
I walked 5 miles with Topaz-well, he ran, on Sunday after I arrived home from Carlton on Sunday. He hadn't been out for a run since Thursday so he needed one! Monday was a slow jog, feeling a bit better and yesterday was a good run on the trail. Today I wasn't sure if I'd make it to run club, my quads were still tight and the thought of that pavement wasn't a good one. I ran 10 miles with Topaz; slow and easy. All felt good.
After spending the afternoon at Barnes and Noble and a big salad at Champps with the boys, I decided a run with Run Club might not be a bad idea. I haven't seen my Run Club friends for three weeks. I figured I could at least visit pre and post run and walk if necessary.
We had a huge group tonight. There were two women that I've never met before; Deb, Colene and Susan made it too. There were Cross Country kids and our regular standby's. We had a great mob running down the road.
It was great to visit with everyone and then to run, and run well. I finished the 5 miles in 40:54. Not too bad post 50 mile run! I was pleasantly surprised. After some stretching my quads felt pretty good.
I arrived home and dug into the Inov-8 goodie box that arrived this afternoon. Shoes, hats, shirts, jog bras, all kinds of good things. I took out two pair of shoes for a spin around the yard and driveway: Flyroc's and Roclite's. Both felt great, fit well and both felt very light. It will be fun to try them on trail tomorrow. They are much lighter than my Montrail Vitesse, which I have been wearing since April. Prior to then I was wearing Ascis Gel Eagle for 3 years. I can't wait to try out all of the products in the Inov-8 line.
Tomorrow we're heading to the Water Park. Splish splashing away..