My Rest Day Run

Yesterday I mentioned that I needed a rest day and promised myself that I would take it easy on my daily run. That’s what I did, although as the accompanying screen shot illustrates, I still ran a little faster than the pace that was suggested would be ideal.

Recovery Run RBG

 

I went out for my run by myself, put on my iPod and cranked up the Kings of Leon, Green Day and The Killers and enjoyed the bright sunshine in the Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens. The pace felt fairly easy to me and I basically just explored the Gardens, turning down random paths as I got to them. My plan was to try to slow myself down to at least 5:20 per k but ended up averaging around the 5:00 mark.

I still decided to complete the full 10k that I have been trying to average every day for the year. I figured that at a slower pace there would be no problem with unduly tiring myself and that’s exactly how it turned out. The fact that the course was relatively flat also meant there would be little stress on the body.

By the end of the run I could feel that my legs were starting to feel more refreshed and ready to go for the rest of the week.

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