Time Started: 5:45am
Workout: Long Run (Step Back Week)
Avg Pace: 8:53
Weather: 75, Partly Sunny
Nutrition During Run: Stopped at water fountains
Previous Night Dinner: Vegetable saute
Pre-workout meal: 1 Clif Shot Block
This was a step back week run. Since I spent my weekend at a wedding I squeezed this in before work on Monday morning. The first step I took I felt some discomfort in my left hamstring, but I ignored it and kept going. First mile was tough. By the second I found my stride and I felt great. I said good morning to every runner I passed to entertain myself, haha. Mile 5 was a little trying, but after that I managed to power through and finish strong. Upon stopping I knew I was in trouble. My left hip was killing me! Foam rolling and stretching was extremely painful and I couldn’t locate the muscle in my hip that was at the center of the pain. Walking and climbing stairs was painful all day. Overall great run, but horrible aftermath!