Sunday, August 3, 2008

Candler Park Long Run

91 mins.
12 miles

Freedom Trail bike path overlooking the Candler Park golf course

I woke up this morning with absolutely no route in mind for my run. That usually ends badly, as I tend to misjudge the length of whatever random loop I pick and thus either run way too far or not nearly far enough. Today, however, I was content to do basically a mindless figure-eight on the streets and Freedom Trail in Candler Park and Inman Park. It's always liberating to run these streets on Sundays; I can pretty much run up and down the middle of the same roads that are jam-packed with traffic on any given weekday.

Today I had a lot on my mind and passed most of the run deep in thought. That said, by the 60 minute mark I was pretty much ready to be done. These neighborhoods are so hilly, and while that doesn't bother me much for a 6- or 8-mile jaunt, I was definitely feeling it toward the end of the run today. My left hamstring was stiff and bothersome throughout.

Also of note, I took a much-needed ice bath this afternoon. I can't even remember the last time I did this, but I figured it would be the best way to shake out the legs after a back-to-back workout/long run combo. Ice baths are never fun but are usually effective, so we'll see how I feel tomorrow.


Jilane said...

i'm not sure when you got such wisdom (ice bath), but let me know where you picked it up and if it's on sale.