Morning Run - Take it easy

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I just finished a 6.265km running that lasted about 0hh:38mm:15ss !


Today was never going to be a hard run as I am recovering from my weekend half marathon. My legs are still a little sore and I felt some twinges in my hips. I did have a brief swim yesterday in our unheated pool. It got quite warm outside and so a dip was nice.

I went straight to the off road tracks to avoid the school run. It had not warmed up yet and there was a lot of dew on the grass. At the Mill Pits there were a couple of ladies having a swim in the river. I have seen them there before. I went towards Henlow Camp over a mix of surfaces. The footpath crosses a couple of fields that have been ploughed over, but the farmer runs his tractor across to make a path. At the camp there are still some roadworks going on. I do not know what they are doing, but it has been over a month of digging things up.

I run along a short stretch of road leading to a farm and then it is back to dirt tracks, grass and another ploughed field. At the meadow the horses were all gathered by the bridge again. I am not sure why do this. I had thought it might be for shade, but then it was not that warm then. I spotted a white egret that flew up onto the bank, but the zoom on my camera just rendered it as a white blob.

I took the track by the river back to the Mill Pits which the swimmers had left by then. The climb over the railway bridge is always hard at the end of a run. I had a couple of other slow sections where I was taking pictures or skipping podcasts. The overall pace did not matter too much. I did do a short sprint back to the road at the end. There is a Strava segment there, but the app did not pick it up. There were lots of small kids heading to school as I jogged the last bit back home.

I do find I recover from runs much quicker than a few years back. I used to be hobbling around the day after a long run, but now I am generally okay.

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Good recovery jog.

Cheers. That is all I was going for. Need to keep getting out there.


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You have uploaded 191 running activities, and 39 of them have been of similar distances (within 10 percent)!
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Over these 39 similar activities, you have travelled approximately 252.36 kms at an average pace of roughly 5:49 min/km!
Your latest run was at a pace of approximately 6.105min/km!
Looks like you went a bit slower this time! Remember that it's important to take some rest days, and do some rehab / prehab / strength and conditioning training too! If you weren't intending to go slower, take a moment to listen to your body, and see if you need something. Check in with yourself!

I was supposed to start running today. I've been walking and slowly working up to running, but I decided to keep walking for now. I still need to drop some 10k so running becomes lighter on my knees.

The days have been quite nice lately too, probably too hot to run in the afternoon.

It's nice and cool in the mornings, which suits me for running. A gentle jog should not stress your knees too much. I had a swim again this afternoon. A bit cold when you first get in :)

If only the USA wasn't so treacherous right now, I'd move to Vegas near my sister just so I can use her private swimming pool everyday haha. Also, it's always sunny there.

I bet it gets stupid hot there at times. I went to Vegas once and decided it wasn't really for me.

It does. It's not for everyone for sure. It's a city built in the middle of a desert :)

Nice run for you! I have been switching things up and having Tuesdays and Thursdays be my weight training day with my resistance tubes. I feel like it gives me a good variety through the week. I've still only been doing one mile on the days I walk I feel like I need to ease back into things.

I want to try and stick to my routine even if the runs are not as hard. I feel I do need some recovery time.

Every day is a good day when you run.
Kevin Nelson

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