I have decided to divulge the secret ingredient responsible for the masterpiece:
Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ahhh! Sweet relief! I didn't realize how much stress I put on these poor feet.
This morning's 14-miler was almost entirely painless (there is still a tiny pressure spot, which I need to work on). 12 of the 14 miles were run in pelting rain, but I figured if I let rain stop me, I may never run this summer! I couldn't pamper myself with an icebath today (when did the dreaded icebath become 'pampering'?), because work came a-calling. But I'm definitely getting a little more of the tennis ball lovin' later.
QOTD: How often do you switch your long runs to a different day in the week? Have you encountered any problems/injuries while doing that? (I used to switch my long runs often, and sometimes a long run would be only 4 days away from the previous one. I'm trying to stay more consistent now).
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