Coming off the 15 miler yesterday, lots of stuff felt rusty and less than smooth today. I decided to try and get some extra walking in as much as possible early on. Trying to get the kinks out. I felt pretty much the same over the course of the day. This afternoon, I got started on my recovery run and after the first mile, I felt a million times better. It's always quick work for me to feel smooth again. Since I have been taking notice of my recovery pace and making sure it's a recuperating run, not a workout, I generally get some real benefit from the recovery run.
I was fluid again by around 9 minutes into my run. I did briefly speed up once I started to feel good, but quickly reined it in and kept a slower moving time. Overall, the 6 miles I did today took me 50:57, a pace of about 8:30/mile.
Tomorrow, I am still up in the air whether I want to get in another workout, some speed work on hills or simply get another run in. I always like getting workouts in, but tomorrow I will break 40 miles for the week, not sure if such a big week for me should have a speed session only two days after a 15 miler. Still deciding what to do. Stay tuned.