After work last night, I headed out for an easy six miler. The first mile is downhill, which is where my hamstring normally bothers me the most. Last night, I didn't even think about my hamstring. I was slow, but I felt strong and relaxed for the entire run.
The only time I even thought about my stride was on a slight downhill after about five miles, where I noticed that my left knee was complaining a little bit.
But, other than that, it was a very encouraging run - easily the best run I've had in six months.
I'm glad that last night went so well, because tonight's workout is legs in the gym and it's going to be a brutally tough workout. I can guarantee that I'll be sore for the next couple of days. The workout starts with a superset of front and rear squats. I will start with 10 reps of front squats. Then, whatever weight I can handle for the 10 front squats, I'm supposed to use that same weight and do back squats to failure. Rest 3 minutes. Repeat the front squat/back squat superset three more times.
And then, I have Bulgarian split squats and lateral squats to finish the workout. I'm sore just thinking about it.