The massage helped! My legs feel so much better. I think I'm going to look into one of those membership places where you get a massage every month or at least every other month.
I set out to run 9 miles this morning and felt fine for the first 3 before I started to tank. The humidity is just killing me. I can't believe how much faster I tire. I tried wearing the HR monitor that goes with my Garmin just to get an idea of where I'm at but I don't think it recorded accurately. I hardly believe my average HR was 96. My resting HR is in the 50's but it still doesn't take much to get it high. I also decided at the beginning of the run that I would not look at my watch for the entire run- I wanted to run by feeling instead of relying on my watch to tell me how I "should feel." But, I forgot to change it back to the setting where it records every mile so all I have is one set of numbers. Bummer, since I'm curious if I ran those first 3 miles too fast and that's why I felt tired or if it was just something else. I hit my turn around point at just over 4 miles and planned to run home a different way to add a little extra distance. But between feeling tired and the dark clouds to the south I decided to just take the most direct route home. I pulled up the weather radar on my iPhone and saw this:
I still had time, but I didn't want to get caught in that, for sure! It started raining before I'd finished showering, so I might not have made it if I stuck to the original plan for 9. I ended up doing 7.4 miles.