Today was a really great day to go to the gym after a wild day of work. It is SO hard to work on the weekends because I have problems getting my long runs done AFTER work. But today was an exception. I went to the gym and found there was hardly ANYONE on the treadmills. It was pure HEAVEN! I had NO guilt in using a treadmill for longer than 30 minutes and pressure to get off around that time. I watched my Gophers play against Illinois during the Semis. (And LOST....that's another blog post!) The times went very quickly by. I was able to get negative splits done and finish my last mile in 9:42/mile (It kinda equals 8:15 - 8:30 on the trails without the resistance of the treadmill from my experience - SUPER FAST!)
When I got done, I REALLY, REALLY made sure that I stretched because I was already starting to feel my muscles tightening up. I even endulged in the foam rubber for a "beating" so I do not feel sore later.
Right now, I am starting feel VERY, VERY sleepy from my run. Time to go to bed and allow the muscle fibers to rebuild. Rest day is tommorow and back to work for one more day.