Sunday, September 22, 2013
Sunday Miles and Sore Quads
We don't usually do training as a team on Sunday, but today was an exception. I had 12 miles to do, and it seemed like plenty. I walked 95% of it, trying to stick with my walking teammates, especially Nancy, who had the same distance as me. Our route went east through the Fan, the downtown (right past my office, and no, I was not tempted to go in there), past Shockoe Bottom, and then up to the top of Libby Hill, with its great view of downtown. Then we returned to the park where we started, and that was good for nine mile. So then, we repeated the first three mile portion of the route. Along the way, we passed portions of a number of walks that I have documented: the Richmond Liberty Trail, the Richmond Slave Trail, and the walk up Libby Hill from the downtown.
In the Fan District, I always enjoy seeing the flags and decorations. Clearly, people who like the Great State of Maryland live here.
I'll tell you, I was tired after the 12 miles. I went home and added 50 pounds of ice to a tub of water, and climbed in. It was too much ice, though. I only lasted 13 minutes before I couldn't stand it anymore and got out. It helped with the soreness but my quads are still a little sore. Tomorrow will definitely be a "take it easy day."