tokyo running days

A marathoner / newbie triathlete's training blog.

Saturday, February 4




Jog and yoga.

First run after Osaka. Home→Akasaka Palace (Gosho)→home 10km course. Legs are still heavy, I could feel plenty of lactic acid in them.

Later, I went to Michael's yoga class. Today we did "hip opener". There were only 4 of us, Keren, Satohi, Michael and me. I thought Yoga that requires deep breething while stretching mascles is very good for recovery. I am looking forward to next session.

◎Today's distance: 10km (jog)


At February 06, 2006, Blogger Stephen Lacey said...

Good that you were able to get back out there --right on plan.

I want to correct you on one thing; it is not lactic acid you feel in your legs. Lactic acid gets cleared out of the mucles within 24 hours. The heaviness/soreness you feel is more likely due to actual muscle damage. Yes, damage. Many small tears and breaks are caused by the marathon, and the muscles must repair themselves before you can run hard or long. That is why I keep saying to back off on both the mileage and intensity for the first two weeks. I make this point because it is important you understand the reason for what you feel. Lactic acid might reduce the efficiency of energy supply to your muscles, and therefore make you a bit slower, but otherwise poses no great threat. Micro-damage, however, has to be repaired or else it will become macro-damage! kiotsukette ne.

At February 06, 2006, Blogger mika t. said...

Naruhodo...thanks for correcting my misunderstanding.


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