I've been discussing the possibility of eliminating intervals (gasp) during my runs with two of my running friends who... independently... on the same day... in separate conversations... made that recommendation. I argued all the reasons why the idea was ridiculous, but agreed to "at least try it and see".
So this morning I ran a non-stop 5K...
(not bad right?)
I was trying to beat my 5K PR time so I ran the last mile really really really fast...
I was exhausted after...
But I've been working on doing squats daily so figured there was no time like the present...
(I'm still trying to improve my form so I don't lean forward so much)
I don't feel 100% ready for my half this weekend [Oh that reminds me, it's race week...yay]. I've been trying to juggle a million different things recently and I just feel like training hasn't been the priority. Plus my right hip flexor was really tight and the pain started getting worse so I took some mandatory rest days and then converted
some a lot of cross training days into rest days. I don't like going into a race feeling unprepared, but I'm not hoping for a PR so I'm going to try and focus on just finishing it injury-free (I will definitely run intervals for this half).
In addition to juggling life's competing priorities, today was all about celebrating two small victories:
That moment when she smiled in the selfie...
And that moment when I felt like I made a small difference...
How was your day today? Did you run/cross train/rest?
What are some of the "small victories" you celebrated today?
How do you deal with going into a race feeling unprepared?
Today is a rest day for me, and I need it! Good job running without intervals. I see nothing wrong with using them, but some runners outgrow them and it's good to let your body test its limits!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I hope you enjoyed your rest day :) At the height of my training (pre hip injury) I got up to running 5 miles non-stop. I'm hoping to be able to do more this training cycle but I'm going to take it slowly and pace myself :)Delete
Tuesday was rest day for me. I was still recovering from my unplanned 10 mile race from Saturday....so yup did a race I was not prepared for....I didn't die-lol!!ReplyDelete
Try to rest and stretch ( especially thay hip flexor) the rest of the week.
Good luck this weekend.
Congrats on your 2 victories...such a pretty smile too ; )
Thanks Tamieka! I hope the recovery goes well ;) For the race I'm just going to take it easy. It's all about finishing strong because I have other races coming up so I need to stray on target with my training :)Delete