Marathon Training Day 58
on the plan was a 20 minute cycle and a one mile run.
I nixed the one mile run.
The night before, I found myself waking up every 2-3 hours, and going back to sleep almost immediately…which is kind of one of the signs of overtraining. It more likely is a sign of JOB STRESS!
I have a lot of projects going on at work right now and people keep heaping more and more on. Yesterday I was up on the third floor essentially crawling around on the floor putting tape down for This Project. I am paged overhead, and summoned to the CEO’s office. This doesn’t happen much, or translate ever. So I sort of put on the serious face and headed there quick. He wanted more data. Not a problem, except it just about killed me to be sure the calculation was correct. So there went my day.
After, I had a Massage. I Screamed my head off, as my left calf is sore and tight and miserable. My Massage Therapist got a little frustrated and told me she couldn’t figure out why my calves are as tight as the sprinters calves. I think it was the 18 miles. It was so bad she said she might have to make some time for me on Saturday. I of course will pay for it, so I think she may just have an open spot and want a paying client, but either way.. the leg is starting to repair itself after she dug into it.
After that I finally made it to the gym and did a 30 minute cycle. Because it was shortened, I put the resistance up a notch and found it was really hard, but…
Given that it lasted only 30 minutes, it felt pretty OK when I finished.
I had dinner with my friend Lisa, another runner, and we enjoyed chatting with each other. Since I am single and likely to remain so, having a friend to share a meal with once a week has been a super blessing.
Last night I slept better, only woke up once. When I checked my pulse it was down from a wild 70 yesterday to a more normal 61. Regular regular for me is 52-54, and that is where it needs to go to for me to really feel good.
My head is starting to clear and I am starting to feel good.
This rest week was a good idea.