This morning I ran 5.25 in 45:58 (8:46 pace!). The good news is that I was able to run, which is important for my mental health as much as anything. But the lingering soreness from Monday's run is amazing. It's so deep down in my thighs that I swear my femurs are bruised or something.
The thought occurred to me while I was running that perhaps since the distance I ran was twice the distance of a marathon, that complete recovery might take twice as long. Seems to make sense. Oh well, no need to rush anything as I don't have any races on my schedule now until late January. I just need to recover and the focus on piling up the mileage over the winter.
This afternoon, Abby and I went up to Mill Creek Canyon and hiked 3 miles up the Desolation Trail. Really nice time with her.