Yeah, yesterday’s run was not that. Because it was so cold out, I decided to run 6 instead of 10. I met up with a friend and we headed out. I felt like I was running with brick legs and the cold wind made it hard for me to get a deep breath. It was one of those runs where you are running along and then look at Garmin and think “WTF? How can I be moving that slowly? I’m working way harder than that. ” In the end it was 6 miles at a 10:41 pace that felt more like I was racing.
What I learned: Don’t get cocky about how good running feels and how “speedy” you are one day. It’s only a matter of time before running reminds you that it demands respect. ;o)
After my run, I did the strengthening circuit that my trainer designed for me. I can do all the exercises at home in my basement, which is cool, but it’s kind of a pain to run into a wall after about 4 steps of walking lunges. I did a pretty decent job with it, but I only did two circuits instead of 3-5. And I didn’t quite hold the second plank as long as I was supposed to. I still felt like I got a workout, but not as intense as Tuesday.
What I learned: When I don’t have my (young, male) trainer watching me workout, I’m a bit of a slacker. ;o)
Run well this weekend, my friends. I have two soccer games with Jones, packet pickup, a tea party with Shoo, date night with Beer Geek, volunteering at a race, running a 5k with my clients, and a ten mile run, all between Saturday at 8 am and Sunday at 3:00pm. I’ll be back Sunday evening. ;o)