Lately, all of my runs have been crap...
Jimmy graduated this weekend. We had activities Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Despite the scheduling challenges, I managed to put together two swims, two bikes, and four runs. My key workout was my three hour bike - thirty minute run on the Silver Comet Trail Sunday. My legs felt sore starting out, but by half an hour in, I was feeling the strength in my legs. I swear that was not me riding down the trail screaming "MORE POWER!".
For most of the ride, I managed to pick up a few stray riders, and they pushed me. I wanted to warm up and cool down for thirty minutes, then stay in Zone 3 for as long as I could, and I managed that easily. I ran off the bike at a 10 minute per mile "easy" pace. Where did that come from?
Did I mention that running is hard?
It gets harder after each thing you pile up in front of it. Bike first? Harder. Swim first, then bike? Hardest.
I'm still waiting for this to get easier.
After scooting over to Matthew's soccer match, I made it home and went for a dip in the pool. Ahhhhhh, that felt so good on my legs. I pulled a number on my thighs. A warm shower reminded me that it IS indeed the little things that are a slice of Heaven.
Filing this one under "How to feel properly rested before racing". Three weeks and counting.