It’s 11 days until the RFG 10K so I’m starting to count down. I feel good about completing the race and maybe even achieving my goal of finishing under 1:20. For some reason, unknown to me, the RFG group meeting was cancelled tonight and I didn’t find that out until I showed up. I stayed for the meeting with the 5K group and then went out for the 3 mile prescribed run.
The weather has (finally) warmed up here so it was quite pleasant running in the early evening hours – about 72 degrees. I went to my favorite elementary school and knocked out the run. I set the C25k app to a 3 mile Fun run which meant no scheduled walk breaks, just slow down when needed for a short time and then get back to running. I was doing pretty good for the first half but then I noticed the muscle behind/beside my left knee was starting to really feel exhausted. I was starting to get concerned but I didn’t feel I needed to stop because it wasn’t really causing any pain just noticeably tired. I took a few extra walk breaks to give it a rest and finished the 3 miles running. My time this evening was no PB but it was in the range of previous 3 miles runs, so I’m happy.
I could really feel that muscle once I finished and started stretching, I took extra care not to over do it. I purchased a massage roller – “The Stick” as its called – and I made sure to pay special attention to that area. I’m showered and relaxed now and that muscle still feels a little tired but not too bad…I guess I’ll know more tomorrow if I have any trouble with it.