am) 9 miles easy jogging in 58:00. I fully expected to slog through this run feeling like crap.. instead I felt awesome. Last night- as I was up half the night watching the Olympics (how much has work force productivity dropped in this country because the Olympics?) my legs felt painfully stiff and sore. My recovery routine, which I learned partly from working with Dr. Bill Misner from Hammer Nutrition, includes mega doses of a complex vitamin B supplement taken with whey protein. Over the years I have learned that this is a very effective recovery protocol. Before going to bed I took the B's plus 30g of whey protein powder in 1 liter of water. This- along with the natural release of HGH while sleeping seems to make a significant difference. If someone out there has data proving otherwise- please don't tell me... ;) Part of why this run was good was that it is currently 50 degrees and raining.. my favorite weather to run in.
pm) 10 miles in 1:05 average HR 145. At times it was pouring rain... LOVED it! One of the more fun runs I've had in Colorado. I had stepped out the door with every intention of running just 6 miles, but I wasn't going to pass up a run in the rain. I may never see that again here.
I'm off to 'have a life' and eat pizza with my family. I weighed 139 pounds before my run tonight.