From my last post it seems like a lot of you are slacking in the core work department. It makes me feel better because I skipped last night’s session and the one I was going to do this morning. Oops.
It’s just been cold and rainy lately. And with my budget being what it is, my roomies and I have decided to not turn the heat on yet. I mean, it is only the beginning of October after all. This leaves my apartment cold and rain + cold = blanket on couch with book. End of story.
The weather was more of the same this morning too: 54*, 96% humidity, RAIN. Lots of rain. Luckily (?) the rain was mostly mist for the majority of the run. I still got soaked by the end but it wasn’t so bad.
The run itself wasn’t so bad either. I was going to do a speed session but, even though my warm up was feeling good, I ended up saying screw it. You may think that I just thought those words but I uttered them aloud. My heart wasn’t really into it and I figured that whatever I did today wouldn’t really help me out that much on Monday.
Justification much? 😀
That said I may do some short sprints later this week just to “reawaken” those fast twitch muscles. Or do a tempo. We’ll see.
True to MM form I opted for a long run today. I also figured that doing a long run on my typical long run day (Saturday) wouldn’t be the best for Monday. And you know how much I like going long.
Today was a truer recovery than yesterday was supposed to be. It wasn’ t like last week where my body just said NO to any kind of pace but it was much slower than yesterday. A good thing.
- 1st loop: 4.1 miles @ 8:54
- 2nd loop: 5.6 miles @ 8:48
- 3rd loop: 2.8 miles @ 8:21
- total: 12.5 miles @ 8:44
I’m glad that I didn’t end up doing the speedwork. I tried to pick it up a little bit during each loop and I just didn’t want to. Why force it? I will say that my body doesn’t hurt the way it did yesterday. I don’t know what it was but every. single. muscle. hurt. Today? Not at all. Weird. Still, better safe than sorry. And I know that longer runs don’t run me down the way speed stuff does.
And this weather is making me kind of mopey and grouchy. And the whole lack of sleep thing. I actually had a really mopey paragraph here but I think it made me feel WORSE by writing it out. So I deleted it. Oh the power of amazingness just deleting it felt.
I just need to remind myself that I A) had a great run today B) am working with fun people so the work day will *hopefully* go better and C) this weekend is going to be great: the weather is going to be nice and I have a race.
So I’ll leave it there. A nice short post. And the physics joke that made me smile this morning and lifted my mood (aka xkcd.com is AWESOME and I will be on there periodically today 🙂 )
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