Thursday, 23 August 2012
recovery run: my slowest shortest and best ever....
after yesterdays long run, and the decision to go the full distance, my knee has been aching more strongly again. after umming and erring for while, i decided that a recovery run was probably a good idea still. Wow, it was so short and slow... and amazing! The next day the knee was feeling improved. For me this stimulates still further reflection about the train gently to train and race hard. I am certain I have never come close to running in a sustained way this gently before, and yet I kow that it was the best possible session for me at that time.
It took me an injury to really do justice to this method, which in some ways is a pity, but it is a light injury that is manageabl and I am learning a lot through it. am grateful for these never ending learning opportunities :)