After last Saturday’s trail race I found myself very sore… perhaps even more sore than after the Los Angeles Marathon the preceding week. I believe that the pounding of all the downhills is what did it to me. My Quads were the worst part.
Monday I coached my Hillview runners through a Sweet 16 workout. I did it with them – sort of. Mostly I jogged slowly back across the field as they were doing their drills.
Tuesday, feeling just a little better, I coached the HDR workout. We had a number of young, new runners show up and I felt that it would be a good time to lead them through Sweet 16 as well. This time I was able to get loosened up enough to do all the drills, but my “sprint” was very intentionally very reserved.
Wednesday I coached the HIllview runners once again. This would be the only opportunity of our break to get away from the track so I took them for a tunnels run. By then I was starting to feel almost recovered.
Wednesday afternoon I drove to LA for the National Science Teachers Convention and have been here since. Thursday I walked from my Doubletree Hotel to the convention center – about 2 miles, rather than take the shuttle. At 11, I noted that there were no classes for me until 2. The shuttle was not running so I walked the 2 miles back to the hotel and changed and went for a run … back and forth to the convention center -what else?
Friday I rested, other than lots of walking around the convention center area, and thus concluded the month of March…
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The plus is that I have exceeded 300 miles for the year in 3 months. I have not put enough miles on the Elliptigo of late to get much training effect from it. I have also somewhat neglected my 50 planks, pushups, lunges and dips of late due to soreness from the Los Angeles Marathon and the Valencia Trail Race.