Today’s long run felt right on the money. 1 hour 37 min. Although my legs were a little achy from spikes the day before on the hard-ass track known as Kezar, I felt strong. The pace always starts nice and easy and the last half I’m always focusing on coming back faster. The course today was from the top of the Sunset down to the beach then North to Land’s End. On the flats I was averaging sub 6 min pace.
Unfortunately I didn’t get to the gym for my usual heavy squats before the long run. Post run is always recovery movements ie. 3×10 pushups, squats, kb swings, ghd situps and pullups.
Even though today felt like I could have gone farther and pusher a little harder, I’ve become a firm believer in the Golden Rule: walk away with a little left in the tank. Save that last bit for competition. And although its taken me all 30 years of my life to actually embrace it, I believe riding that thin line is the key to future high performance in all athletic endeavors and the true root of an athletes self-knowledge.
Tomorrow is a rest day. Sweet!
Never Let It Rest,