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Got a little aggressive in cross training yesterday and paid the price today. Calf grabbed bad after a section of hills.

toughed out the 3.5 but worried about Thursday
 

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Tough week for the sub 4 effort. Battling calf, hamstring, back tightness so took it slow but got my miles in.

8 coming up Saturday
 

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Damn dude. Not sure what else to suggest other than to keep at the stretching and mobility. Maybe work in yoga once a week.
Yeah. I did a 45 min HIIT & Hills ride Monday morning which was aggressive to begin with but I felt great so I went at it pretty hard. Did no recovery. Light warmup Tuesday and took my run out really fast, still feeling great. Calves usually tighten up on hills anyway due to the incline but after I got to the top and leveled off of a not too steep but kind of long hill my right calf didn’t loosen at all.

Slowed down, nothing. Started walking, nothing. Was too tight to even attempt stretching. Finished up my miles in a slow jog. By Tuesday night both calves and hamstrings were major tight and Wednesday made it to low back and shoulders.

Took Thursday super slow, finally felt like I was loosening up a bit 3 miles in. About to embark on 8 so we’ll see what happens.
 
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Great. Took about 45 min to warm up like an old timer then took it out close to the pace I wanted. Was able to hold and pick it up a little towards the end

we’ll see how recovery goes
Obviously nutrition and hydration is key. I started using some of those “detox greens” powder that you mix into a drink and it really seems to help. It’s super nasty though.
 

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Obviously nutrition and hydration is key. I started using some of those “detox greens” powder that you mix into a drink and it really seems to help. It’s super nasty though.
I’ve started the gu gels on my long runs but haven’t really done anything else yet.
 

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