So, I have a question about running... I live downtown Vancouver and decided I wanted to start running along the sea wall. I had a 7.5 km route planned but missed my path and ended up running 14.5 kms. That took me 1 hr and 45 minutes and I've been out of commission for 3 days, yesterday I could barely walk.
For those of you who don't know the sea wall, I'll show you a map of my run: goo.gl/maps/ZaJ7
The rugged terrain of the opposite end of the park means that once you pass a certain point you have to just keep going or turn back, because there arn't any short cuts. I loved the run and felt great after but obviously my body wasn't ready for it. That's the longest run I've ever done and up until that point I'd only been doing maybe 30 minutes of elliptical twice a week. I'm 25 and in okay shape - I want to be able to do that run a few times a week.
My question is this... once my body is recovered from Saturday's run (I'm hoping tomorrow) do you think I'd be able to do a 7.5 km (same route as above only I'd cut across lost lagoon) every day for the rest of this week, take a break on Sunday and do the long 14.5 km run again on Monday?
Now that I've done 14.5 kms once it won't be nearly as bad next time, right? I don't want to go through this 3 day muscle stiffness again but its kind of scary because at the time I was running I felt great. I would try a shorter route except that would limit me to running along the streets and I'm not really interested in that.
Thanks in advance for any advice =)