Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tired Legs

My legs are feeling quite tired today. After the half marathon yesterday, I wasn't quite sure what to expect, and considering that my longest run before yesterday had been about 8 miles, I'm pleasantly surprised that I'm not more sore than I am. Really it's not so much soreness as it is tiredness. I went out to ride (short) with Lisa and Parri, and thankfully they pulled me halfway or I probably wouldn't have made it even the 19 miles (1:05) that I did. I could move easily, my legs just wouldn't respond quickly.

I was supposed to do 3×30sec heavy, and even though I'm sitting at the Y, I won't be doing it today so that I have a little energy for my softball games. So of the 12 workouts over the last 4 weeks, I've gotten in 11 and might or might not skip the 12th tomorrow depending on whether I take tomorrow off or not. We shall see how I feel when I wake up in the morning.

 Rebekah, Brian, Mellissa, and Ken mid-game

My legs reacted much the same way in the softball game—basically, I had trouble getting out of the box and it hurt me once, when I got thrown out at first on a hit that should have been a clean hit. I just couldn't get moving! I did, however, find my effective stroke for most of the games and ended up batting 3 for 6 (should have been 5 for 6 but I got thrown out the time I just mentioned, and another time, I hit right up the middle at/toward the pitcher—in this league, that's an automatic out because they don't want batters killing pitchers). My fielding was pretty solid, and I'm getting less and less action out in left center because if the batters have the ability to hit elsewhere, they do.

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