So, I've had time to do a body inventory following Saturday's run. Both elbows scraped up, and both knees. Abrasions on various parts of my legs. A welt of some sort across my left shoulder. Left ankle is swollen and sore. Right knee is throbbing - feels like it's bruised from the inside. Triceps are pretty sore, as are most of the shoulder muscles. Calf muscles are screaming. Hamstrings are really tight and sore. Abs feel like they've been pounded. Yes, the race was a lot of fun!
Anyway, took yesterday off and wasn't sure if I'd be able to run my 12 miles today. For sure wasn't going to do it on the trails. Decided to run the bush "wolf" road instead. Elevation change is 210 feet, instead of the trails which is 3 times as much. Figured I'd go slow and see how everything reacted.
Well, all the sore parts didn't affect my stride in any way, which I believe is the test of whether you should run through pain or not. So, I went the distance. 1:44:00 running time for a pace of 8:40.