Running fast hurts. But for some reason my heart feels compelled to chase down a 5k PR and race like a beast next month. Part of the reason is yes, I do need a little vindication for how I ended things with my spring cycle. When the wheels started to fall off the bus, I was holding on with all my might to the fitness I had worked my @$$ off to gain in 2012. But when push comes to shove and you're body is beat to hell, there is little you can do to save yourself besides surrender and rest.
So I did. For 8 whole days. No running. No lifting. No jumping. No beastly cardio sessions. Nada.
And now I'm feeling back on track and like things are starting to heat up a bit. The first few days were rough, it almost felt like my body somehow had forgot how to run. But I was patient and knew that I just had to give myself a bit of time. So I've been treading the waters lightly.
Slowly building back my mileage.
Keeping the animal-like strength sessions I usually do to a minimum.
And dabbling in a wee-bit of speed work.
Today's planned workout
Temps on the lakefront begun to spice up a bit where I made a last minute change to the workout.
It was hot, and I knew finishing out the last 1600 sub 6 would cook my legs.
Since I'm my own coach, I #maketherules and I change them.
I'm my own boss.
Today's actual workout
5:51, 2:52, 1:24, 1:24, 2:54, 2:57, 1:29
|Post run licks courtesy of little Chase.|
His standards are low for what he'll put in his mouth.
I know that I'm an athlete. I'm enough. I have enough. And I'm capable of doing enough in the next 16 days to get there. No one said it'll ever be easy, but I'm moving forward anyways.
And wearing my compression socks.
Maybe I'll even treat myself to a new pair in Marathon Orange from my beloved brand, Pro Compression.
From now until July 10th you can use coupon code SOM610 for 40% of the Marathon Orange socks. Treat yourself too, you won't regret it. Love these socks. Easy to put on and just the right amount of coziness. Besides, you can never have too many pairs of these bad boys.