So, this morning should have been a great run. I was scheduled for 12 miles with my Team in Training group, the weather was great, I went to bed early, all good stuff. However, since Thursday, my legs have been SORE and TIGHT. Thursday morning I met with my other group at the track and did lots of sprints and laps and some jumps (side to side like you're skiing). Really good workout, but I haven't done it in a couple weeks. So as the day went on I could already feel that I was getting a little tight, but oh well. Thursday night I went out for 6 miles and did really good, I don't have my Garmin right here, but I finished it right around 56 minutes. I was totally struggling by the end but kept pushing. My legs were beat!
Back to this morning, I felt like I was running in wet concrete. Every part of my legs and feet were killing me...totally disappointing. I finished the first 5 miles in ok time (however I forgot to push start on my Garmin at the beginning and ended up catching it a little less than 1/2 through the first 5). When I came in from the first 5 loop I knew I wasn't going back out with the same group and that I wasn't doing 12. I waited a little while and kept drinking until the run/walk group came in (they run 5 minutes walk 2) and decided to head back out with them. I only stayed with them for about 3 minutes because there was no way that I was going to be able to run that slow then stop to walk every 5 minutes, I wanted these 5 frigging miles OVER! So I decided to run 1 mile walk 1 minute. That's what I did for the rest of the time, so it took me around 1,000,000 hours to go 5 miles. Oh well, what can you do? I know one thing is for sure, I'm never sprinting on a Thursday ever again, only on Mondays or Tuesdays, that's it!
I feel a little better now that I'm home and all cleaned up, definitely ready for a little nap! Later tonight I'm heading out to dinner at Cheesecake Factory with a group of girlfriends, can't wait!!
Sloppy Run (or "I Love My YakTrax!")
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