Last Saturday I ran in my first race of 2010, the Aaron Rogers Open Invitational. This race was put on as the Senior Project of a local high-schooler as a fund raiser. Aaron did an excellent job directing the race. (There are lots of details in race directing!)
I ran a 22:33 5k. I'm plenty happy with that. However, now I also have a lot of tenderness in my left IT band and quad. That means lots of rest this week in hopes of a full recovery in time for Saturday when I take on Hagg Lake. Funny how this IT band stuff seems to always be an issue for me for ultra races. (Now imagine me shaking my head in frustration.)
Today rest worked out nicely. First, I skipped my morning work out and then in the afternoon when I went to work to coach there was a natural gas leak at the school so all after school activities were cancelled. (Even though we run outside that meant us too.) So no running today--normally this would bother me but I really want to be healthy Saturday so I'll take the rest with a smile.
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