21 January 2013

treadmill run

Active recovery is a good thing.

I'm not very used to doing it while running but I need to. My brain still thinks that running will be more abusive to my body than cycling or some other lower-impact activity but as my running mentor has told me countless times, my muscles and fitness will adapt way faster than all the connective tissue and if you want to stay injury free you need to gradually build up the strength of your connective tissue. Go too fast and you hurt something like your IT band. Which I have done. Not fun.

The goal of active recovery should be to increase suppleness and ideally you feel better at the end of the work out than when you started. Today I did just that. Half way in I felt like I could have gone faster but I held back and kept it mellow.

Slowly, ever so slowly, I am learning. :)

Sleep 7 hours
Waking HR  
Body Weight  
Body Fat  
Workout Food water
Therapy 20 min of stretching after the run
Time of Day 5:30 AM
Workout Type active recovery
Course treadmill, 1% incline
Time 30 min
Distance 3.7 miles
Pace 8:00
Equipment Brooks Launch

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