Wednesday, March 21, 2012

If it's not hurting....

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

1 comment:

  1. Good job in pushing through it!

    It is good to hear from someone that runs alot that you don't always love how you feel during a run. I have more bad days then good. I am hoping to improve that soon. But it is how I feel after the run that makes me looking forward to the next time.

    I just might be able to call me a runner in no time! :)