Woke up this morning feeling quite tired and still a little sore.
As I’ve mentioned before, it’s not the type of soreness that indicates anything is amiss — it’s just typical workout sore. But when running at 5.0, I’d avoided nearly all discomfort. So this is a little surprisising! Six minute-long “sprints” at 6.0 have done a number on me. Weird.
I’m definitely hydrated enough (I drink about 100 oz of water every day) and eat appropriate pre-run and post-run foods, etc. So I guess I’m just mentioning this to say: Yep, indeed, my little legs do feel challenged by this increase in speed.
Provided that the soreness doesn’t escalate into anything else, I don’t mind it at all.
In fact, I take it as a sign that I am doing something right.