My second 5k road/trail run since competing in the Middlesbrough 10k last Sunday. Today I went out with the intention of letting my body dictate my pace just to see how it would play out. As it happens, it worked pretty well although I was quite knackered the last half k or so! Having said that, my last k was the second fastest of the run and only 1 second off being the quickest. Quite an interesting outcome Another plus was that my VO2 Max has increased from 41 to 42.
Running along the trail section I once again avoided the hill I have been using for my hill training as I didn't want to put too much strain on my knee too soon. I must say though that there were no issues on today's run so that's a good sign. I visited the sports therapist again yesterday for another massage and she was impressed at the speed of my recovery No need for another visit unless I feel the need to.
Once home after today's run, I started what's going to be my new post run regime of foam rolling (rolling pin until my foam roller arrives), stretching then a 20 minute cold bath/soak (in that order as advised by the sports therapist) I must say I'm loving the cold bath
Happy running people and stay injury free