The affects of Monday’s great run are hitting me. I woke up ok this morning, but soreness doesn’t usually hit me til 24 hours later. This evening, the soreness came on strong; I’m more sore now than I have been in a long time, as in several years.

I hoped to run it out with an easy jog this afternoon with Paul in the cruiser. I was very conscious to take it easy. I ran 2.7 miles in 35 minutes with an avg heart rate of 120. That is a very easy run. In fact, it was also quite enjoyable to just mosey along! The only thing that wasn’t perfect was the weather: cloudy and 38. I really didn’t want to run, but I thought an easy run would be ok, and I wanted to meet my goal of getting all my scheduled workouts this week (I didn’t lift this morning as scheduled, though!).Incidentally, those clouds have brought the first lightning and thunder of the year tonight (I love thunder and lightning! as long as no tornadoes come out of it).

Then I did my Spineraval 28 workout tonight. It sucked. I had no power and no endurance. My legs were completely wasted from the beginning. I pushed through the first three sets but didn’t do the fourth. I rarely do the fourth set because I don’t like the easy gear/very high cadence (120-ish).

And I got to check out my new bike setup. It felt alright but not as powerful as the previous setup. That’s because I realized a very important aspect of the advice I got. They were talking about the horizontal stem, not the vertical stem. So, now I’m back to square one. I’ll put the vertical back to where it was, and then I have to get a different horizontal stem. That’s going to run me about $80 I figure for a standard stem. No fun. But I know what the solution is now. I think I’m going to go straight to a 70mm stem because I need my arms to come back at least two inches. I want my elbows in close to me. When I try different positions for my elbows, I like to have them quite close.

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