And the training continues.
So, I did not do yesterday’s track workout. I feel entirely LAZY. That workout is one of the hardest ones I do weekly, and I usually am still tired from it the next day. So today…not so tired. But my legs have started to get that bad knotty feeling.
Yesterday I pool jogged the speed workout. It was a challenge. I did 8 intervals of very hard “jogging” just think of it as churning up the water. I really didn’t enjoy it much, and kind of wished I had just done the track workout.
I then went and foam rolled. ALOT.
Then went and had a 8 minute conversation with the coach man. He is a funny one. He told me he thought everything would recover. He seemed to not really care about the speed workout. he reminded me that I had 2 very solid long distance runs under my belt AND that I have wiggle room. My race is in 11 weeks, not 4.
I kind of want to bask in that moment of goodness because who knows what can happen.
Today I swam my short workout and did some arm weights. It felt like nothing. I feel like I am already on a taper, and of course, it is NO Where near Taper TIME.
Tomorrow I am back at it as far as I can tell. I still have a wee bit of pain in my hip flexors and adductors, and I still can not sit up quite right, but…I can definitely run. I took no motrin today so that is an excellent sign.
Other good news. Got my blood work done. For the first time in my life my HDL- the healthy cholesterol is 60. This puts me in the Mayo Clinic’s BEST category. I was in the VERY high risk category before. I am so excited that it is finally up. Unfortunately, my total cholesterol was 226 so I still have some work to do….but having the HDL up is a wonderful thing.
I have a race on the 27th. Not sure how what I can do in it, but am hoping for a small PR and a good time!
I feel pretty good, even though I missed one workout and have sustained a bit of a strain, things seem to still be on track. Wahooo!