So tired, Saturday
So…last night, I went out with a friend.
We had not seen each other in months and months. In fact, I had decided she was just not really available as a friend anymore and moved on. But this week in the middle of work, she called me, and she seemed to want to chat. I was…
WORKING. So I kind of blew her off…partly because I was focused, and partly because I was annoyed that she had not really answered my texts or anything for months. She does not share some of my morals, and I have noted that she tends to take the easier path so sometimes I find it funny what she thinks I would do in situations…as is usually the thing, she like most of us reflects what she would do and assumes I would do the same.
But by Friday I felt a little bad so I called her and we had dinner. She is an odd one. Anyway, she works where I work, so we of course talked about work, life, work. I got home late and was riled up about work.
Did not sleep that well.
Got up a tiny bit late to get myself to the gym at 0700. I think I was lulled by the fall like weather…
Cycled for one very painful hour. My legs were feeling every pedal stroke.
I knew with this cycle that I have kind of failed, as I always do…the rest week. The workouts were shorter and sweet, but I really pushed the intensity of them, partly due to the weather, and just partly because I could.
I then went out in the 80 degree weather and ran 4 miles. Not totally pretty. I was aware that my legs were feeling the effects of the entire week, so I took it slower and did not push the pace…too much.
Run was actually fine. Now…
Several hours later, my legs are sore and achy. THis feels the same as what I did right before my big “A” race half marathon last december….Coach gave my my first taper…I complained bitterly about it, and I do mean BITTERLY. Poor guy. and then I went ran hard, discovered how much faster I run off a taper…and totally toasted my legs right before the race, oops.
Luckily I do not have a race this week….and I did not toast them as fully.
Now resting them. I went and got epsom salts for the bath and am hoping that a steaming bath with the salts will help them to feel a bit peppy in the morning, as well as what should be NOT 80 degree weather. It’s only a long run, but I do not want to start it would with the aches I have now…
I have this sensation that my training is moving it up a notch starting tomorrow but without a plan, I am a bit in the dark.
I like not having to look ahead and think about 16 or 18 mile runs…because I do not know when they come… though I am pretty sure they will be present through September….and October, as I know I have some 20 milers in October. Then a LOoooooong taper down through November and December, maybe….
It’s time to take that leap.