On Wednesday I had a leg crushing workout on the trainer. After sweet talking TeDD (aka IronTedd) he agreed to join me and suffer it out in my garage. The workout would call for Mountain climbing repeats…5 OF THEM lasting 15 minutes each...followed by sprint zones…10 OF THEM (ouch!)and FINALLY a long cool down to total 2hr 20 minutes. HOLY MOTHER! The workout was great but I KNOW that I mentally stuck it out because of the shared company.
On Thursday I had the task of a 5 mile run. The pace would be set with the purpose of flushing my tired legs from the previous workout. I was instructed to keep a 9 to 9:15 pace and off I went. Let me just say I REALLY need to work on sticking with a prescribed pace. Here was the outcome:
Mile 1 – 8:49 – need to slow it down a bit
Mile 2 – 8:46 – repeat that I need to slow it down a bit
Mile 3 – 8:50 – now I start to lecture myself. My legs are tired and I need this to be a recovery not a race
Mile 4 – 8:55 – a little closer
Mile 5 - ?? – watch died! Want to know how frustrated I was by this? Lol
So this weekend will be AMAZING. Last Spring Series race with the team on Saturday. Sunday I have a 12 mile long run. Monday…MASSAGE.
At some point in between everything Scott and I will fit in a movie and some needed down time together. This is a must.