10K-a-day Day 5: The recovery run

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The objective today was very simple: to run 10K with as little effort as possible.  After yesterday’s club efforts in the rain, that is the least I could do for my body!

As I have gained experience of running lots of miles over the years, I have learned the secret is to be able to run slowly when you need to.  The idea of a “recovery run” is to get some exercise and stretch your legs while holding something back for doing some more the next day.  I have found interspersing my training efforts with recovery runs and “long slows” helps me get the mileage up.  This also increases my stamina and speed.

Therefore I chose a route today with as few hills as I can manage.  A route round the various streets near where I live, well in fact ALL of the streets near where I live in order to eek-out a 10K route.  I still feel OK after 5 days of 10K every day and time will tell if I can keep it up through all of June.    I am certainly determined!

“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded” 2 Chronicles 15:7 NIV

Richard is running 10K every day during June, to raise money for a public access defibrillator to be situated at Rothwell Baptist Church.  To sponsor him and make a donation, please visit his Just Giving Page.

Author: MarathonMannUK

Deacon at Rothwell Baptist Church, IT Solutions Architect at Fujitsu, Distance Runner with Rodillian Runners. Expect blogs on all of these themes!

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