Sometimes I do things with regards to running, that, at the time, seem like a good idea, only to find out later, that I was wrong. Today's run, is a prime example. Yesterday, I did some cross training, not a lot, some shoulders, a little back, stomach, and legs. Not a LOT of leg work, mind you, but enough to regret it today, while running Sullivan Canyon. I really shouldn't complain, I mean, I was expecting highs near 90-100 degrees, but I was pleasantly surprised by 80 degree temps. It was breezy, which felt great, but my sinuses were none too pleased. About 3 miles into the run, I saw 6 fighter planes, circa WWII I think, flying in formation overhead. I didn't see much in the way of animals, but that's to be expected. I did run at the hottest part of the day, and being a weekend, there were a lot of people out there. My legs felt like lead- heavy, dead, clumsy. Yuck. And that was the way UP. Running hills and trails is such a good workout because on the way up, you're working your hamstrings, calves, back, on the way down, your quads take a beating, and you may find yourself running faster than you were planning on. When I run trails, I always wake up the next day with the general soreness that you'd expect, but also the little muscles and tendons in my lower legs ache. I'm glad I finished 9 miles today, and I passed two runners on the way up, which is always a good feeling, but the way back was no fun. I'm tired.
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