Pleasant Surprise Monday
I woke up on Sunday feeling a bit rough. Lack of sleep, illness, the long drive and racing had taken a toll. I made it out to the trail for some running but after about 3 minutes of running I knew that my heart and head was not into the run. So I quit. I drove to the gym and cycled for 30 mins as the plan said, and then ran 1 more treadmill mile.
It was the right thing to do. My coach didn’t even bat an eyelash.
Today I got up..and because mondays involve massage, I had to do my workout at the crack of dawn. It was the dreaded Swim/run/Swim/Run workout. Used to be a terrific tuesday workout. But all I could think of was how tired I felt and how much this was going to hurt.
Making to the gym a little later than planned (Even after getting up a little earlier…) I hit the pool quickly. This is kind of a longer workout and with so many transitions, it gets longer. I swam and let many thoughts float by.
The swim was fine as swims usually are. What I was really dreading was the run. I threw on my shirt and shorts and shoes and ran through the locker room to the front door…Once outside- with limited time, I started to jog immediately.
I felt slow, but nothing hurt or bothered like the other day. Big bonus…the sun was just starting to peek over the horizon…So gorgeous!
Through my run I continued to be amazed that I was able to run…each time I hit a difficult uphill spot, I kept thinking “OK self, here’s the part where things could get ugly.” Things…never really got too ugly.
I finished off the first run and hopped back into the pool.
ARMS…felt just like lead.
Still by the end of the swim, all parts seemed to be working. I proceeded to second run and again was filled with dread, thinking..”Now you’ve gone and tired yourself out..it’s gonna be bad.” While it felt a little bad in the beginning as I chugged up the hill at the half mile point, I found that like the first run, things were going pretty well.
So totally WON the workout. Feel AWESOME!
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