Well this week's runs must be working because I am hurting. My poor quads still haven't recovered from the run/hike up the mountain on Saturday. I have been stretching, rolling, using my stick - everything I'm supposed to do and still they kill! So I guess that workout worked.
Then today's run was a tempo run on the treadmill. I was hurting and a sweaty mess by the end of the run (but at least I wore all black so you couldn't see my sweaty boobs). I ran a mile warm up then 6 miles at an 8:00 pace (there is no 8:04 pace on the treadmill....oh well). Then I walked for a bit to catch my breath and finished at 10 miles total. During the middle of the tempo run (miles 3-4) I thought I wasn't going to be able to make it. I was feeling tired and worn out. But I just kept putting one foot in front of the other - took a nice big swig of my zip fizz and plugged in my iPod. Somehow it worked and I finished the entire run. I might not always love the way I feel during a run but I love how I feel when I'm finished.
Tomorrow: 6 miles and weights
Friday: REST!!!Saturday: 14 miles