DST Butt Kickin - 3-11-2012 by addickens at Garmin Connect - Details
Well, I am going to try to blame this run on the change to Daylight Savings Time. The weather may have also been a factor since it was already 70 degrees when I got out of bed at 6AM this morning. The plan was to run 11 miles but the body wasn't willing.
On Thursday of this past week I did my 1st bike to work commute on a recumbent bicycle and didn't have any of the upper body (shoulder/arm) problems that I have been experiencing on my traditional upright bikes. I did notice that the recumbent uses slightly different muscles and my legs were sore on the back instead of the front.
I did have a pretty good run yesterday morning but in the yoga class after my run I again noticed how sore and tight my legs were on the back. It also felt sore on my lower left back in the kidney area. I will continue to monitor this soreness/pain in the left kidney area and may end up at the doctor if it persists.
So, since this run turned into a little over 3.5 instead of the planned 11 it seems like a good time to throw in a cutback week. My plan now is to cut the mileage back to 16 or 17 for this week with the rest of the runs being easy to very easy.