Sunday, February 26, 2012
Miracle of Miracles
It was a beautiful day for a run. Cool and sunny with NO wind (love!). I was scheduled to do my first ever progression run. I was looking forward to this workout. Once I got out, my legs decided that they just didn't want to go. Great. I struggled right from the start. This was going to be ugly.
My plan was to increase my pace every 5km by about 5 seconds per km. This proved to be a bit more challenging that I anticipated given that my pace was all over the place to begin with. I tried to keep my initial pace at around 5:15 kms but that was difficult. My legs just didn't want to cooperate. I am chalking that up to running 3 days in a row. This "old" bod can't take that anymore. I suppose if I had done my 12km interval run on Friday morning vs. Friday evening I probably would have felt a little bit better. But alas, I did not so I had to work through the aches. After my first 5km things did feel a bit better but I just felt sloppy. Not fluid at all. I chugged along, happy that there was no wind to make me work harder than I had to. Before I knew it I had made it out to Port Credit. It was so clear you could see the CN tower.
That was a tough workout. I can see why it's a good one for marathon training. Perhaps the next time I do it, I will have had a more appropriate amount of rest. For now, it's time to put my feet up and have a well deserved nap.