Ooo . . . the burn!
My strong 8 mile run yesterday gave me high hopes for run #2 in this three-part, 24-hour series I’m in the middle of. Unfortunately this morning’s 6-mile run turned into a bit of a trudge.
The weather was perfect, my spirits were high, and nothing was aching, but I think someone slipped lead in my sneakers last night! My shoes felt like they were bubble gummed to the pavement and every step took a little extra effort to get my heel up off the ground.
Are my muscles just tight?
I have a free (err . . . already paid for 1/2 priced) voucher for a 1hr massage. I’ve only had two massages in my life, and one was in a Hungarian Bathhouse and really more of a oiling and lotioning.
So I’m wondering if I should cash this baby in a day or two before the race so my muscles are nice and relaxed before the relay, OR should I save it and use upon my return?
Run #3, the final run of the series, begins in 1.5 hours!