It was chilly this morning, about 30 degrees. It was supposed to be windy but it didn't start blowing until we were done. (More to gloat about, see above.) Now I'm home listening to the wind blow and drinking my coffee, enjoying that great feeling of energy, accomplishment and a cold face.
We ran in two groups, one went 4 miles and the other group 5 miles. Next week,the calendar calls for 3 miles to allow for some rest. We had some cranky knees, shins and feet and one angry hip this morning. Most running plans follow a pattern of increasing effort, in our case distance, with a week of reduced effort to allow for healing which prepares the body for more effort in the coming weeks. So, it's time for a little recovery.