So today on the docket was a medium sized Brick workout.
Bike an hour
run 6 miles.
I awoke at 4 am and stumbled/shuffled around. Made an executive decision to crawl back to the bed. Slept til 6:30 am.
The yasso workout is so tough that it followed me into the next day.
Since I slept in, I had to do the workout in the afternoon.
The bike was unpleasant, but it got done. As a Bonus, I heard a new song thats old.
This wasn’t it. The Blind Boys of Alabama sing it, but apparently it’s not popular and not on a Youtube video so you get Deep River… Instead of “Don’t Play with God”
Anyway the Five Blind Boys are pretty darn incredible.
So the cycle ended on a high note.
Then the run. THis is the week of:
Lots of running on the schedule.
I started my legs felt like super flat and actually kind of achy. I had been worried about it being too hot. No need to have worried, it was raining and cold. somewhere in mile 4 I realized my legs today hurt more than they ever had during my marathon. and yet…I was still running. I had done a ton of walking at the end of my last marathon.
Ding ding ding!
Suddenly I realized the lesson in this. I have seen this lesson many a time since that fateful marathon.
Yes, one can run while in miserable. pain. I did however, kind of wonder if running an ultra would be this painful and exactly when this type of pain would start in the Ultra.
tomorrow all I have is swimming…. then just 12 more miles between me and the end of the week….