Are Recovery Runs Always Weird?

Are Recovery Runs Always Weird?

@TheWelshWookie and I had a day off from running yesterday.

Today, we headed out for a slow, 5K recovery run. At least. that was the plan. My legs and my brain had something else planned!

Before I was even aware of it, we had run about 3/4 of a mile, and our pace was just over 9 minute per mile! I had to consciously try to slow down, but it still resulted in a first mile pace of 9.39, which is pretty speedy for me!


Here’s the splits- faster than I had planned:

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For the rest of the run, I felt like we were on an elastic band- bounding forward at speed, then trying to hold back and run slowly. It was tough, in a weird way!

It’s funny, how after a race it’s difficult to just get back into recovery mode. We need to keep it light this week, so that we have enough energy in the running tank for Saturday’s CowalFest trail race!


The NFL are going to play three home games in the UK during 2014! And which will be the home teams? Well, would you believe this:

Jacksonville Jaguars- my team

Oakland Raiders- @TheWelshWookie’s team

Atlanta Falcons – my brother-in-law’s team

I wonder if I can swing three trips to London next year 😉

Today’s Stats:

Run: 5K recovery run

Weather: cloudy and cold. It’s time for long sleeves and tights, I think

Trainers: LunarGlides

Today’s life lesson: just when you think your day is going well, the other boot falls. Sometimes quite heavily…

How do you find recovery runs?

8 thoughts on “Are Recovery Runs Always Weird?

  1. Sounds like things are going well. My recovery runs are either really slow or too fast. I can’t seem to find the middle ground. Anyway, employ your recovery.

  2. Funny, my #1 bucket list item is to go to an BPL match in England. I watch them weekend mornings as they air them live here now. I got to see Chelsea and Tottham play (not each other) here in Dallas, but it’s not the same. Do you have any hook-up on tickets? 😉

    1. I wish I did! Best I could arrange would be some Scottish football: Partick Thistle maybe? A far cry from English Premiere League! :/

      1. Haha, I’d love to go, but BPL is still #1 for me. Last time in Scotland, Celtic were playing Rangers. I didn’t go to the match, but did see many very drunk supporters get on our double decker bus. It was a bit scary!

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