After my epic hill run on Saturday I was in real pain when I ran with Chris and Jon through the pinewoods on Sunday, each slight downhill brought pain to my quads like someone was stabbing me with a knife. Monday I ran to college still with very sore quads, once at college I found out we were hitting the weights which included doing some one rep max tests! I found I could press the maximum weight stack on the leg press machine, some 175 kg!
Well I guess this didn't really help my recovery! Anyway even though I still had to walk down stairs side ways to avoid excruciating quad pain, I decided I'd still give the planned 5 x 1 mile efforts a go tonight,running down to the Selworthy rd hill loop my legs still felt stiff, but I hoped it would wear off as I got warmed up. Well the first one was very sluggish at 5.50, the second one a little faster at 5.42, but by the 3rd my legs were finished and 5.54 was the result!
In the past I would have carried on to the bitter end , but this time I called it quits, better to walk away and live to fight another day!