What a week! By Friday I was TANKED from the weeks workouts. In fact I only did 10 minutes of the 45 minutes of Yoga I was scheduled to do before collapsing on the couch Friday afternoon. It was what it was.
Saturday morning I would take part in the last of a Spring Race series. The course was placed near the Mountains and offered lots of rollers, turns and a 1 mile climb for the last mile. Since the race is a loop event we would climb this 1 mile section 3 times. I arrived early and got myself prepared for the race. Several of us rode out and did some warm up miles. We included the 1 mile climb so we could get a feel of this section. It was here that I feared the worst. I HAD NOTHING. Still I was there and when they announced for the Cat4 woman to line up I was right with them. My hope was that once we got into the miles my legs would feel better and my energy would match but it took no time at all for me to realize that this was going to hurt. This day would just be about finishing. To spare you the whinny details I finished and that is about all the glory there is to highlight for that event.
Sunday I had a 12 mile run to tackle. Since Saturday was such a suck-fest I had no idea what to except. I was told to hold a 9:15 to 9:30 pace so after a friend joined me we took off.
Mile 1 – warm up 10:30 –
Mile 2 – 5 – we seemed to fall into some 9:40’s to 9:50ish
Mile 6 – 10 – back on target.
Mile 11- 12 – Wanting to ensure I hit near my target I threw some interval sections in last 2 miles. I was feeling great so I went with it.
12.2 miles – 1:57 – 9:35 avg pace…. I WILL TAKE IT!!
I was a happy girl and thrilled to have felt so much better than I did the day before. What a great confidence booster. Having the shared company on this run kept me on target. THANKS JOSH!!!
Now here is the BIG NEWS…….. I finally dragged my sorry butt out of bed this morning at 5:15am for 45 minutes of yoga. I DID IT!!! Now all I have to do is sit back and wait for my 90 minute massage appointment this afternoon and go home and veg for the evening.
Not a bad way to start out the week. :)