Thursday, August 18, 2011

Not so Bad

I admit to being selfish.  Thursday is my off day, under usual circumstances, and I wanted the day off.  I got it into my head that I really needed to get my run in Wednesday.  Actually, my plan called for a 1 mile TT on Thursday, but I’m just not excited about leaving a lung on the track.

Having not slept well in 3 days, I was mentally exhausted when I got home.  Dinner and some time with the family perked me up, plus I changed into my running clothes the minute I got home.  At 8 PM, I left the house to try and run.

It has been a little cooler in these parts lately, and much less humid.  I started off with a run one minute walk one minute routine.  I did that twice, and I was thinking the leg felt pretty good, and then it started to hurt.  It wasn’t a sharp pain.  It was just a dull ache, the kind of pain you have when your calf cramps during a race.  That’s what it felt like to run last night, a permanent cramp in the right calf.

After twice repeating Run 1/Walk 1, I did two sets of Run 2/Walk 1, then I felt well enough to just run.  The longer I ran, the better I felt, and I only really felt it on the up hills.  Funny thing…  I felt the tightness all the way from my heels up and into my hammies.

I got my five miles done.  I did not permanently injure myself.  My pace wasn’t too far off the norm.  I’m happy.  Today, I get to do nothing.  That one mile TT just ain’t happenin, and I’m fine with that.

Wes

7 comments:

Jess said...

I envy you being able to "do nothing" today! What's that like?

it's all about pace said...

your day off of training "I get to do nothing" my day off training "I don't get to do anything"

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

SMART call Wes on the 1 mile TT.

I wish "rest days" meant that we could stay in bed all day. ;)

Thanks for cheering me on. ALMOST THERE!!!

Lily on the Road said...

LOL at Robin, however I have to concur about staying in bed.

For the first time EVER I'm experiencing a tightness from hammie to heel with calf cramps...grrrrrr.

Maybe it is time to ask Dee Dee for a massage...you I mean, NOT me!!

LBTEPA said...

Happy + uninjured = good :)

Colleen said...

Way to keep smart Wes! :) Glad that the run went well!

Michelle said...

Sounds like you made a smart decision. Why am I not surprised about that? : )