Have you ever had a run where you tell yourself over and over again throughout the run that if you just finish then the second it is over you can let yourself just lay on the sidewalk for a few minutes because you are so tired. This was me at about 6:30 a.m. and it felt very good. The rain felt good too. Running in the rain (light drizzly kind of rain) is always fun.
(No I do not put mascara on for my run I just don’t always ((or ever)) remember to wash it off the night before)
Mile splits: 7:27, 7:08, 7:05, 7:03, 7:00, 6:56 and .5 at a 6:21 pace. Then I laid on the ground for a few minutes and followed that with 2 miles with 10 strides mixed in and .5 mile cool-down.
Long story short- 9 miles.
I feel like DOMS will be my middle name tomorrow.
How about we talk about DOMS for a minute (that was a lame transition).
I think that DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) is something we have all experienced at some point. ((all info from The Runner’s Body book that I love))
“Even the most experienced runners endure DOMS after intense running— or any other activity, for that matter– that their bodies are not used to. This is a part of running that we’d all love to avoid, but it lies in wait for us after hard training. It is the morning-after problem.”
When do we have DOMS the most? Usually after a very long distance run at a slow pace or after very fast paced running and hill training always gives me major DOMS because I rarely do it.
“The good news is that this pain is not in vain. The old saying “No pain, no gain” is appropriate here, because the eventual outcome of this entire process is that your muscles become stronger, and less likely to be damaged in the future.”
Basically I am going to start appreciating DOMS because I now know that it just means my muscles are repairing themselves to be stronger= getting faster.
Good news. I found my new go to chocolate chip cookie recipe. They have everything I am looking for in a good chocolate chip cookie. Recipe HERE!
And Brooke and I went to our happy place today to get bananas and almond butter. All is right in the world again..
How often do you experience DOMS? When was it the absolute worst?
-After my first three marathons I don’t think I walked for 2 days.
Tell me one of your happy places!
What is your criteria for a good cookie?
Running in the rain… what are your feelings about it?