3.04.2007

22 miles was easy compared to ....

I went to the gym Saturday and worked on stretching the suspect injured muscles - adductors and abductors. Miraculously,they felt fine afterwards. No knee problems either.

So I ran 22 this morning in mid 50s temps. It was a long run, of course, but I managed in reasonably good time. 3:35.

What was more dibillitating were the chores I did this afternoon. Spring Break for the boys starts Friday and the one in NY is bringing home three fellow cadets. So this weekend called for some MORE cleanup; not that last week wasn't enough, today was Pool Deck Day. I pressure washed the pool deck and pool for about four hours. Now that was hard work, especially the part where I had to hang over the edge of the pool to get under the lip .... where all the dark stuff resides.

I am barely aware of how much my back hurts thanks to a double dose of ibuprofin.

5 comments:

Darrell said...

Very glad to hear that the 22 went well, especially this close to the big day. Hope your massage works wonders. Nice and easy does it for the next three weeks, right.

Runner Susan said...

What did we ever do before ibuprofen? I take almost every hour during my marathons.

jeanne said...

ah the joys of condo living! meaning, never having to clean the pool. :)
or shovel. or mow grass.

All i get to do is call the police on my noisy neighbors. fun!

great job on the 22 miler, david! You've got it in the bag now!

Joe said...

Boom...you are at the peak...now prep and taper for Atlanta. How cool...I'm very glad you did the 22 without pain.

I feel a PR coming on...

Just12Finish said...

Whew - what a relief to get the 22 miler over with, for you that is :-). With 19 days to go, is this your last long long run?