Brian Rouse is a great runner and provided an update on his performance in the last St. Louis Marathon running event. Sounds like he'll be setting a new PR next time! Great job Brian.
Wednesday Strength/Skill Work: 3 Exercise rotation. Front Squat 5 X 3. Alternate with skin the cat X 3 reps. Alternate with 3 max height box jumps.
Hi Guys –Well, I ran in the Go St. Louis Half Marathon yesterday. I was cruising along for the first 10 miles, running at a 9:26 pace per mile. In fact, I set a PR for 10 miles during this race, beating my previous best by two minutes.
Unfortunately during mile 11 my calves start cramping up in that excruciating way that locks your legs and you can barely move! They started off as these shorts little bursts of cramps, ones that I could fight through, but eventually they got bigger and lasted longer. My final three miles were 11, 12, and 14 minutes each! When I crossed the finish line my left calf locked up so hard I couldn’t walk; it felt just like those cramps you get in the middle of the night sometimes. Total bummer! It finally loosened up after about 30-45 seconds.