8 miles tempo
8:52 avg pace
What the plan called for: 2 mile warm-up, 3 miles just under 8:00 pace, 1 mile cool-down
What I did: 2 mile warm-up, 3 miles (8:00, 7:57, 7:58),
2 miles at GMP, 1 mile cool-down Hell no. After those 3 miles, I did a 3 mile cool-down.
Ouch! I got me some brick legs. During yesterday’s speed work and today’s tempo my legs have been so tired and heavy. I’m sure doing 2 hard days back-to-back doesn’t help. But last week was a drop-back week! Shouldn’t my legs feel more refreshed?!
Then the light bulb went on during my run this morning! Ah ha! Noticeably absent from my fridge is chocolate milk. I have been refueling within a 1/2 hour after my long runs (I always do) but what about my speed and tempo runs? They are hard runs too! I do them in the morning and then I rush to get ready and get to work. I eat breakfast at my desk but sometimes it’s up to an hour and half after my run. Opps. Last week I ran hard on Monday and Wednesday and didn’t refuel properly. This week I ran hard on Tuesday and didn’t refuel properly. Sounds like I need to practice what I preach (note: I did have a heaping spoonful of PB after this morning’s run. No chocolate milk but it has protein and carbs).
Last night I went to RYAH for a vinyasa class. My favorite teacher, Candace, was supposed to teach but another teacher subbed for her. I liked this teacher but she kept saying the word “blossom”. Push your shoulders back and open up that chest. Really let it blossom. Of course, I fought the urge to giggle. I have no idea what’s with me and yoga teachers. I completely fixate on their words. But come on…”blossom” is a strange word, right? Reminds me of the TV show Blossom from the early 90s. Anyone remember that show? I used to love it.
Off to rest these legs with a little Gossip Girl. Tomorrow is a rest day 🙂