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)
15 thoughts on “Remember that good run?”
Oh, my! That's quite a weekend you have planned, I hope it's a wonderful one!!
Sorry it was a tough workout, but at least you got out there! I definitely know what it's like to feel like your legs are made of lead when you're running. Sucks! I hope your next one is much better! Have a great weekend.
I have about 2 good runs followed by 5 or 6 tough runs and then some good ones again. Never easy though! Enjoy the weekend!
see you sunday, miss thang!
Holy moly, what a busy weekend!My spinning friend and I were talking yesterday, reminding ourselves we need the "bad" workouts to show us how great the good ones really are!
LOL! Yea, when I have a young hot boy helping me workout, I'm a bit of a bada**… take him out of the equation, and… uh, I'm lucky to break a sweat!
Sounds like someone is pushing the envelope!
Sounds like one of those runs. They all pile up to help make us stronger, even the tough ones.Like your weekend agenda, tough! Enjoy all the activities.
Enjoy your busy weekend!
Sorry to hear about the tough run. Why can't they all just be fantastic? I would like that…Awesome job hitting the home gym for a couple of circuits – much better than nothing!HAPPY WEEKEND!!!P.S. the R2R people got in touch and I've ordered my pace bands. YAY! Thx again!
You have a busy weekend! And, as a personal trainer myself, I know that you work out so much harder when there is someone there to tell you to do it!
I wonder if I'd go faster in my runs if I had a young male hottie watching me…Prolly not.
Sounds like a super busy weekend. Have fun!
I wish all runs could be good… hopefully your next run will be better! We are warming up in Ontario this weekend, how about DC?
AH! I had the exact same exprience with good run/bad run this week. I always think of it this way: a bad run that isn't a race is one less chance of a bad run during a race. I figure I have a certain number of bad runs that must happen every training cycle, but I'd rather they not happen on race day 🙂