Instead I decided I was freakin tired and took it down a notch.
|Awesome, but fatigue inducing.|
One session of yoga on Monday (but it felt like many as my useless T-Rex arms hurt for four days after).
Three four miles runs all around 40 minutes or under.
One six mile interval run on the treadmill in 57:47 where I kind of just ran faster till I felt like passing out and then slowed down until I stopped seeing spots- repeated as necessary to hit six miles. I only scared the crap out of myself once by dropping my ipod on the belt and having it fly into the wall behind me. Treadmills are no joke.
|I love you treadmill but you scare the crap out of me.|
And today. Today I was going to run 12 -15 miles on a new route I even took the time to plan out on Map My Run until I realized that both my right and left shins have a weird pain in them and the top of my left foot hurts when I walk. One, I think I need new inserts -ordered and on the way. Two- pain coupled with extremely windy morning results in me sitting on the couch blogging about running instead of actually running. I ran 18 miles this week, usually I run between 30 and 40.
|Since I bought this I should probably be running between 50 and 100 miles a week.|
Like a typical runner I felt all distraught about missing my long run. But seriously, I just ran a million half marathons back to back and been running pretty high mileage for me for awhile. My whole plan for November and December was to take it down a notch so I am healthy when I start marathon training and I want to go into the round of Spring half marathons stronger and faster. But it is hard to break the mind set of go, go, go. I think I will eat some tootsie rolls and come up with next weeks training plan. Maybe get crazy and do two days of yoga next week.
Anyone else have trouble taking their training down a notch?
What is your favorite x-training activity?
Why is it so difficult to get motivated to lift weights?