We ran the same 2.5 mile loop that we ran last year and made it around two times for five miles. We ran it at an easy pace and I was happy to feel no pain the entire time in my thigh. This run was very encouraging considering the Publix Georgia Half Marathon is this Sunday and I was still a little nervous about my thigh even after the last two good runs.
I am not sure what I am feeling the effects of, but my breathing seemed to be a bit labored throughout even though we were running a very easy 9:27 pace. I am sure it partially had to do with the heavy Chick-fil-a I had for lunch, but I am wondering how much fitness I have lost with the extremely cut back schedule I have been running lately to let my thigh recover.
How soon do you feel that you lose fitness when taking time off, or cut back training to recover?
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