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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sunrise and Sunset

This was my favorite kind of day!
A double day!
It is so great when the stars align and I get to be outside in the morning to see the day start.  Later I am back out here after work watching the sun set as I enjoy the local scenery!
I put in my usual maintenance 3.5 morning miles with the littest.  My legs are still feeling heavy since the race.  Do you all deal with that?  How long does it linger for you?  Do you do anything to overcome the feeling?  I plan to get in a few run without littlest and with the biking sherpa over the next few days to help "reset" my base pace again.
Aside from the slow pace and heavy legs it felt great to simply be back at it while I decide what I can do next as far as races go. 
The hurtle.  Childcare while I race since hubbs works some crazy hours.  But I will figure it out soon.

After work I put on my GREEN and went out for a hilly 6.5 miles.  It was wonderful to run in the daylight!  My legs were still somewhat leaden but I pushed through and maintained a decent pace. 

Run Like a Mother (who by the way wrote a GREAT book) had a post the other day about the number of footfalls per minute.  I counted mine.  Ugh!  With the jogger only 73!  I am to be around 80+.  I am going to have to work on that.  Did you know that tidbit?  All these years of running and I am still learning from everyone in bloggy land.  Thanks for the education.

DoN't mIsS tHeSe GrEaT gIvEaWaYs!
Marcia @ Running Out at the Mouth Is hosting  a Running Skirt Giveaway!  Check it out.


  1. It is nice to run in the daylight!! I have a difference in footfalls with and without the jogger. Of course, I haven't taken the jogger out this spring (the kids are getting too big). I hope your legs are back to normal soon.

  2. I am loving the daylight! Still too dark for mornnig runs (for me) but maybe soon. :)

    I can't say I have run an ultra, but I definitely feel fatigue in the legs for a good few weeks after a marathon.

  3. I think everyone is having heavy legs this week...ugh. I'm going to fail the race this weekend...but oh well! I'm glad you're out there, it'll all be good soon for us all, right!??!?
    Have a great weekend, I'll be bloggy absent for a few days. xo

  4. I am so impressed with all the running you manage, despite the hubby having such a crazy work schedule!

    I emailed you about VA, BTW.

  5. I definitely have leaden legs after long races. Don't remember how long...like childbirth I've blocked it out.
    You are cute as always! Thanks for the giveaway shout!

  6. Hmmm, I've never read about the footfalls business. I'll have to check that out. Thanks!

    Nice job on the double day!

  7. love double days!! they are awesome. good job

  8. I am loving the longer days...sounds like you had yourself an awesome day!

  9. Awesome! It sounds like a great running day.

  10. My stiff legs love cycling. It always seems to take away the aches and pains while keeping my cardio up. And, the boys get to be close to Mommy - playing in the next room or right beside me! I guess I should mention that I'm still on a windtrainer at this time of year.

  11. amazing amazing job! i still need one of those head bands! i love the ones you have!