The internet is full of pretty things, but nothing beats the great outdoors in my opinion.You have permission to stop reading this post and get outside NOW. It’s beautiful!
We kept a slow, steady pace over about four miles — heavy on the chitchat, light on the legs. I will name it a social recovery run. Which is just what I needed after two tough workouts!
No really, it is exactly what I needed. Check out this Active.com article on the “real” reasons recovery runs are essential during training. According to Active, the point of recovery runs isn’t to release built-up lactic acid (a popular belief), but rather to build fitness by strengthening new muscle fibers. Since your body is already fatigued (from your previous hard run) when you begin a recovery run, you build off the fitness established from your previous workout.
The author puts it as such: “[recovery] running is sort of like a flash flood that forces you to alter your normal morning commute route. The detour seems a setback at first, but in searching for an alternative way to reach the office, you might find a faster way–or at least a way that’s faster under conditions that negatively affect your normal route.”
Speaking of office commutes, Anthony and I took a detour en route home last night… and ended up at Ragtime in Court House.
Question. If your water glass is larger than your beer glass, that means the water cancels out the beer, right?
Extremely large water cups are just one of the things Anthony and I are very impressed with. Another impressive thing: the food.
Question 2. Why aren’t all fries made into the shape of waffles? The mechanics are perfect vessels for ketchup transportation.The reason for the large waters, I think, is because of the buffalo chicken. Upon first bite, a small flame pit forms in your mouth. By the end of the meal your whole body is basically on fire. In a good way.And if you can’t cool down with the water, you can just order more beer.And if you still can’t cool down, you can eat a Frosty. You guys. Anthony had his FIRST FROSTY EVER yesterday! But somehow was less excited about it than I was.I don’t know how he keeps his cool. Have a beautiful day!
- Frosty: vanilla or chocolate?
- How often do you run a recovery run? What pace/distance does it look like?
- What’s your favorite flower?
- NPR Food: Stalking the elusive, worthy apricot
- Rock Creek Runner: 12 reasons you’re not getting the most out of your run
- Washington Post: Fit at 102: Ray Clark is proof that it’s never too late to start exercising
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