Saturday, July 26, 2008

Longest 12 (ended up being 10) Miles EVER

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!!


Marcy said...

Uggghhhh I hate days like that. But hey, at least you got most of it done ;-)

Running To Stand Still said...

There is nothing like that leg pain. Good for you for going out anyway. I probably would have skipped it.

*aron* said...

i haaaaaaaaate those day... but good job for pushing through and getting 10 done!

hope you had fun at cheesecake - YUMMMM love that place!

Jess said...

Ick bad runs suck, but you got the bulk of it done, which is the important part!

Hope Cheesecake Factory was fun!

jahowie said...

I've had a lot of days like that lately. I hope that you had fun with the girls.

ncrunner12 said...

We've all had days like that, and I'm sure you'll get plenty of comments from other runners who can feel your pain.

Dinner with friends i'm sure will help out, enjoy.

teacherwoman said...

We all have those days! We just hope they are few and far between! Good effort though! Your body is definitely trying to get used to all of this training!

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