Tuesday is usually a non running day, but since I took “off” Fri and Sat, I thought I’d use today as an easy/fun run. Not really sure if my body got the memo that I wanted it to be fun and easy because it spent literally 6 miles flushing out yesterday and Sunday’s miles. Does that bother anyone else? I mean, I responded and really made sure I was aware of an easy pace, but legs felt like stones. In retrospect, I took Sunday’s workout HARD (well for me!) and it probably felt like I was racing it, instead of just getting the distance in. That could possibly be the reason why my legs feel like cement yesterday and today.
- 8 mile @ 10:10 pace
My game plan? Epsom salt bath and foam rolling marathon. Well, I guess the word ‘marathon’ has a different appeal to this audience. Just imagine laying in front of the tv with the foam roller for a solid chunk of time. I just did a round before writing this post, and I can already feel much better (and epsom salt too). I’ll take it to the next level in a bit. I think I’ve been paying lots of attention to the right side of my body because thats where the IT was tight, and it’s like they’ve reversed roles. I went to the left side and HELLO. Hmm..ya. Maybe set the alarm clock a little bit earlier and do some stretches before showering? I should add that to my game plan, because I got a kickass track workout for tomorrow.
A couple weeks ago we did a ladder. To me, it was one of the best and challenging track workouts to date. I am going to revisit that tomorrow. I won’t be able to meet my group tomorrow, so I am going to head out a bit earlier and try to do this solo.
I am getting really excited for the weekend 12k!! I’m set for an enjoyable run, not really racing it 🙂 And yes, Maritza, I can add then check off running across the Golden Gate Bridge. Also, I am pretty proud of myself for staying true to my word when I muttered during every long run for CIM that “I just want to work on shorter races!” Granted, I may have a re-match with CIM come December, but I am not even THINKING that yet.
Hmm hmm…back to the roller. I’m a champeeen.