Sherlene is my massage therapist. A damned good one too. She asked what hurt. I told her and she proceeded to pop (and I mean POP) the lactic acid right out of my muscles. She said I was not hydrated well enough so I've been passing water right through me for two days now. I'm clean and my gils are filling up.
I told Sherlene I had a sharp pain on the outside and just below my knees when I fold my leg in and lean on my knee; sorta in the bony area. Ah ha. My ITBs are yacking with lactic acid. She popped them hard. Yowzer! They do not hurt at any time except when I put pressure on the one spot on each knee.
She also told me my adductors were tight and grainy and worked me over very well. Except my hour was up before she got to my neck, which was out of alignment, and my arms. Oh well; I need my legs more than anything the next two weeks. I gave her my credit card and said she can repair me after the marathon.
I was sore from the massage and late getting up. I got caught up watching the most incredible Netflix movie/documentary last night, the March of the Penguins. It was absolutely amazing what Emperor penguins must endure in Antarctica to reproduce their species every winter. And the photography (southern lights included) was superb.
Anyway I scrimped on the six mile run to only go five. Two at race pace and three at tempo pace. Race pace went just a little slower than I wanted but the tempos were fast. I hope I still have some of that at mile 23.
No word yet on how that 3rd grader got to the mall Friday night. We had a reported gun on a bus to deal with.
Race on Saturday?
If the temps are like Miami on Saturday morning (60-65) I'll run, not race the 5K (until that little voice screams at me, "He/she's passing you!"). If it's cooler, I'm following plan and not running until Sunday. Thanks for your advice.