Friday, February 17th, 2012: ran 6.36 miles zone 3 1:20 minutes 12:34 pace
Fully intended to run *this morning but my body decided to reject the chorizo sliders from last night’s dinner. I’ll spare the details but running nor swimming were an option with what was happening. Just a reminder why I have a nutrition plan.
Arrived home late from work but had to get this run completed. I need to build my distance back up with Cherry Blossom approaching and the goal of running 8 miles effortlessly by March 15th will be here in less a month. Oh, and to check the box! Decided to take Pita with me since it was approaching dark and she had been alone all day. The other two don’t seem to mind but Pita is so freakin needy at times. She’s a decent running partner and she needs it as I do.
So jazzed to run outside. It was about 50 degrees, light breeze. Started out like a college boy, excited and went too fast too soon. Heart rate was super high and had to walk to slow it down. Finally got in the groove and settled into pace.
This was one of those runs that made me fall in love with running all over again. I hadn’t run so far on my running course since November when I was preparing for Vegas. Even though I was running slower to stay in zone, it didn’t matter. I had so missed this!
I thought about the first time I attempted to run to a certain point on this course, looked at the incline, said “nah, y’all go ahead, I’m turning around” and did. How the next time I ran it I went past that point and had a major milestone. To a time I had trouble breathing and a stranger ran with me, talked me through it, told me her story about how she started running. To the time I ran 20 miles, found my wall, worked through it. That’s why I love that course. I have “moments” all along the way from my very first training in 2009 to now.
The sprinkling sky was refreshing and I found a dime and a penny. Pita was a little confused why we ran past our street then back again then past the house twice but I had to get the time in, not the distance. She is tuckered out…hopefully this means she will sleep well as I now have a big day tomorrow. 1:30 bike and still have to get that swim and run in. This is what it is somedays…
Cannot be more pleased with this run. I’m on my runner’s high. If I could bottle and sell it…mmmm.
Thursday, February 16th, 2012: rest day
I fully intended to run this morning but I slept 9.5 hours instead. I have long fought through fatigue but when my body sends my this type of signal, I have to listen. Just means Friday will be a run and swim!
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012: one hour strength legs and core
Just when I think she can’t find a way to make TRX, Vertimax and Bosu work more painful, she raises the bar! God Bless this was tough but you know I love a challenge.
Football runners while balancing on two Bosus, jump squats, planks and then burpees was pretty fun. TRX pikes, glute squeezes, roll ins and that freakin knees to left and right sure make me know my core is working. Loved my sets on the leg sled and power runner…they are my “candy” in the weight room. Did some God awful stuff on the Vertimax…I swear someone who studied torture from the Spanish Inquisition invented that thing!
Stretched really well after. That under the ass hammy spot is still chatting me up and I just can’t afford time off.
Soccer tonight so today will be a one day…