May 10, 2018

I did a faster run yesterday – there’s a new synthetic turf field nearby that’s open to the public, and I find myself running faster when I run on that surface. It was only for a relatively small proportion of the whole run, but it set the tone and I found myself running faster afterwards.

Anyhow, the interesting point I’m trying to make is that, despite going faster, my quad strain felt better. It seems it’s one of those things whereby I use the sore muscle more at a slower pace and less at a faster pace. That’s a positive outcome. It means I’ll almost certainly have a crack at another time trial next Monday. I hope it’s a wise decision.

Another photo from pretty much six years ago, this time in Nebraska. I’d really hit the prairies by that stage, but I hadn’t run enough of them for it to have become drag by that time.