Could it be?could it be?
That my legs have recovered from the torture I gave them recently.
Seriously all that travel kind of screwed things up. I really wonder exactly how Professional runners and other athletes deal with all the jet lag of travel before the big meets in Dubai etc. I did not deal well with it at all.
Today I had a cycle followed by a run. This is one of my favorite workouts. We tease that I should have a stationary parked in front of a start line for a race so I can get a cycle warm up.
The cycle was as cycles have been lately, Ok, but not interesting. I need new cycle music. In addition, I was already feeling kind of grumpy from work situations. Stationary cycle has a way of dredging up thoughts.
The run after was kind of a relief. My legs felt pretty good and I decided to try to run steady and push a little more than I did the day before. I have been running SLOW and seeing others times had me a bit concerned.
The first mile started out “OK” but by about the half point, i saw that I was on pace for what I wanted. I pushed through the hill at the half way point and was rewarded by the down hill. Of course what goes down…in C-town, comes back up again. So I started on the next hill and the next, hit the turn around and went down and up yet again. Pace remained good. I felt like I was working but not “Killing myself”.
My little 3 miler ended up being one of the faster runs I’ve had in weeks. maybe months. What a relief.
Let’s see what happens tomorrow.