TITLE: Which Kind of Pain Today?
AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford
DATE: April 07, 2006 2:23 PM
Well, if there are
different kinds of pain,
which kind of pain am I feeling today?
few days on hold,
my hamstrings felt okay by Tuesday night, so I
headed out for a short (3-mile), easy run on
Wednesday morning. My legs were sore, but I felt
no pain in my hamstrings!
I ran 5 miles yesterday. After a tentative first
mile, I accelerated for the first time in over a
week. I held a pace in the 8:45 minutes/mile range
-- not fast, by any means, but much faster than
anything I could manage the week before. Again,
sore legs, but no pain.
Today's 5-miler was a bit slower, but just because
my muscles are a little out of shape even after a
the short lay-off. But I feel the good kind of
sore. I'm getting better.
I plan to take it relatively easy in Carefree next
week while at
and then -- if the legs still feel good -- begin
preparation for a half-marathon at the end of June.