This is my first week, and I seem to be learning the importance of REST….
I ran on Sunday. The weather conditions were frankly, BRUTAL. It was 80 degrees and about 90-92% humidity. I felt pretty good for the first two miles, then the sun came up and I just wilted. Everyone else seemed to be having similar troubles, and I noted that I was completely outnumbered by cyclists. (at least they kin of create a gentle wind..)
So then I sort of took a rest day on Monday and cycled and decided on a whim to get on the treadmill and run…even though my plan for the week was set. (I’m all freaked out by the low miles…) In addition, i did a fairly good strength workout.
So, I get up today for my little 3 miler. The weather for July is OUTSTANDING. temp is about 76 and the humidity is only 87%. Whee.
I felt sore enough that I put on calf sleeves…and I ran. My 3 mile route involves running multiple loops and figure eights around my well lit neighborhood. It’s kind of boring, but for some reason I actually am not very bothered by it. I like that it has a lot of hilly ups and downs, though it’s easier to say that now on the couch..
Throughout the run, I could feel my body getting tireder and tireder….my legs started to feel a little like cement.
So. I realised I should really have not been so tempted by my new party trick, the treadmill.
I went to the gym this afternoon after work and rode the stationary spin bike. I meant to ride gently…but somehow managed to turn up the intensity…getting my HR to 138. And now predictably…My hammies are a little sore, as well as a few other parts.
So I’m thinking what gives.
I need to rest, really rest. Not this sort of half rest, decide I didn’t run enough, run a little bit more stuff. So tomorrow…
I hope to not run, but to gently cycle, and then do some strength work, and come back to running on Thursday and Friday with less soreness.
It’s cray, now that I am on an official plan, I’m getting all uptight about actual mileage.
We need rest!
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