After the Cary Road Race on Saturday, my legs hated me. My Hamstrings wanted to go on strike, but I was having none of that talk. I forced myself (and Hiroko) to go to the gym because taking a day off would just allow the soreness to take root. We drove over to the gym and from there I ran most of the course that we will run for the Second Empire Classic 5k on Sunday. I know the course really well, and run it as part of my morning workouts at the gym, but I just wanted to see how it felt since I have been running more hills over the last few weeks. The course was really flat, but I didn't try for any kind of speed because my legs felt like rigamortis was about to set in. I did 2.70 in 25:34.87 for a 9:27 pace.
After returning, I joined Hiroko for some light exercises, which mainly focused on abs and back. Then I foam rollered the hell out of my legs and stretched. Honestly, I am glad I went, but at the time I cursed myself for doing it.