Thursday was DOMS day and there was the full brunt of Tues, plus the new effects of Wed. My own stupidity helped as well: had I been wearing my calf sleeves? Doing foam rolling? Using the spa? No. That 3.2 was probably best left undone..a muscle in my right groin was now very tight and this threw off my gait quite a bit.
So, Friday I noticed a soreness in my right hamstring from nowhere which surprised me. Eventually, I realized I had a trigger point, not a strain, which has never happened before. Pressing with the fingers eventually released it a bit and later that evening I did a bunch more watching the Olympics and that helped (Yay, track starting!)
Saturday I did an easy 3.2 to the farmer's market and then joined Toni to full-filled my roll as Chief Carrier of Goodies and Right Honorable Dispenser of Payments. That run felt pretty good...except the groin was still tight...kept trying to work it out a bit and kept the stride short. Near the end suddenly my lower calf starting twanging like it was going to spasm. Sheesh!
Obviously I pushed too hard on Tuesday..that workout was good but the lost intensity in the following workouts shows why it was a bad tradeoff.
So, taking some downtime.. no run on Sunday or Monday to recover properly and watching some Olympic track!
The current New Yorker magazine has a fairly comprehensive and well written article about a guy named Kip LItton: a dentist and marathon runner for his own charity. He was a pretty fast (by my standards) runner ..that got even faster.
But, he's been found by a number of people to be cheating.
I won't blab the story or bias your opinion any further....it's rare we get anything like this in marathoning...Rosie Ruiz comes to mind and that was quite some time ago...this is a much more complex case.
If you google his name you'll find out all about it......apparently the LetsRun forums got quite active trying to figure out what he was doing. A sad and strange affair.