If you are reading this post and I’m your coach, move on. Nothing to see here.
Yesterday I went out for a recovery run. My recovery pace is supposed to be 10:30 and I expected that I’d barely manage that after Sunday’s 10 miler. I was pleasantly surprised to find that my legs and achilles actually felt great, so I just motored along at what felt like a pretty easy pace. First mile: 9:25. Oops.
Hmm, well, let’s turn this into a tempo and go for two more at that pace. Second mile: 9:02. Oops.
Screw it, let’s call it a progressive run and see what the legs have left. Third mile: 8:18. Woot!
I love days when the weather is just right (45 degrees and sort of grey), you dress just right (ALO capris and two lightweight long sleeves), and your body cooperates. I needed to know that my legs can sometimes remember speed. And sometimes, it just feels good to push it a bit.
Today I hit up the gym with a running coach I work with who is also a personal trainer. I figure if I’m going to be recommending him to people, I should see how he works. Umm, I might not be able to lift my arms tomorrow and I’m 100% sure that I will be rolling out of bed instead of sitting up in the morning. He showed me two different 30 minute routines (the amount of time I told him I normally have) that pretty much hit all the major muscles, with focus on core and hips.
And *whispering* the rodent reign of terror may have come to an end. Just sayin’.
8 thoughts on “In for a penny, in for a pound”
Great run! And a great workout at the gym!! Awesome!
wow, so glad to see you're having all this awesome! run is awesome! workout is awesome!
hooray! congrats on such a great run!
Sometimes you just have to run with it, even if it's against our better judgment. Awesome fun!!!
The soreness that comes with working out new muscles is the worst. oh man.
Great job on the run! Sometimes you just have to go with how it feels!
Those darn legs of yours, sneaking in the speediness during recovery!