5 miles of slow run…
Took all the advise from Facebook friends today to see how the left leg would hold up. Raghu’s suggestion to slow down probably made the biggest difference. Slowed down to a 12 min/mile pace but stayed with the hills instead of the flat trails. Like Stephen and Grace suggested – did the full stretches and hot tub thing too. As much as I hate foam rollers, decided to try that too as Grace had suggested.
The run itself was not too problematic. The uphills were a little more stiffer that normal but overall, not an issue. At the end of the run, I realized I was stiff like I have been experiencing in the recent past.
But here is the good news. Doing a lot more stretching and the foam roller did get rid of most of the stiffness. The leg is definitely feeling better now.
I am thinking of taking a blood thinner for the next few days before any run. Also, I am going to change shoes to lot more cushioned ones. Got some good tips from my friend Bob VanderMeer.