I attempted a recovery run, post GTB yesterday evening. It was at the usual playground, picc-masjidputra-picc. Did the customary warming up of muscles and loosening the joints prior to the run. I knew I must run this 11km route, as I would do on any normal day.
Sadly, it was an attempt that failed unceremoniously at its premature phase. It was after a 100 meters that my shin muscles felt stiff, as if they were compacted by some mysterious force. I tried to ignore the uneasiness and proceeded on. The uneasiness recurred as I strode a few more meters and that was when I decided to call it a day.
I knew I have to love my body first rather than forcing it to work beyond its capacity, though deep down i felt tinge of jealousy as other runners have started recovery runs as early as Monday morning, the day after GTB ..