But I digress....back to the running part of this blog. My goal was 6 miles and my plan was a recovery run. Run at a consistent pace but let it be easy. Not ridiculously easy, but easy. I read in an article recently that Kenyan runners tend to do their recovery runs extremely slow, even at a turtle's pace (Runner's World, 2011). I'm not going to go that slow but to me, the article just pointed out how a proper recovery run holds merit.
I ran at a steady incline and did very minor modifications in my pace. If you haven't realized, I tend to do that. I restrained from really pushing the final mile to stay true to the recovery run and I feel great!
My run nutrition: Prior to the run, a little peanut butter and Gatorade PRIME01 to rinse it down. During the run, some Cytomax but I didn't really drink a lot due to the distance and effort level.
My mental state: Awesome! And part of this is due to how good my body felt and how well it was performing.
The running stats: 6.01 miles, 54'43" total time, 9'06" pace