Wow 2 whole days in a row!! :) I woke up this morning sore.. but I've been that way since Saturdays race. My quads have been punishing me for days now so yesterdays strength + run has not helped them let up. I also may have overdone it on the glute extensions yesterday.. my ass HURTS.. so do my hamstrings... I figure tomorrow my triceps and biceps and abs and chest will change from the light ache I feel today to that overwhelming sense of "accomplishment". Oh well.. PUNISHMENT IT IS!! I deserve it.
I had an "EASY" 4 mile run today. The training plan I am following defines easy as between 65% and 75% of your max heart rate... or as a run where you should be able to talk the whole time. This means that 4 miles is dragged out over a long period of time.... not my favorite type of run. I'm more of a quicky kind of girl.. ;) I put in the harder effort in order to get finished faster. I figured I would hit my lovely treadmill and watch Nip/Tuck while I ran. I've never seen it before but had heard I might like it. It definitely helped the time fly by. Thank you Netflix! I couldn't help thinking about tomorrows run... a tempo run.. 40 minutes... where I actually have to push my achy body... and I had to stop and remind myself to:
take it one day at a time.
For anyone who has no idea what the Ragnar Relay is, it's a 188.2 mile team relay. There are 12 people on my team and over the course of approximately 30 hours, we will each run three legs. I am runner 3, which means I run two 5 mile runs and one 8 mile run. I signed up for a zillion reasons. My MILS pancreatic cancer, a goal to accomplish, and to be part of a team. I love feeling accountable to others... so here goes. Day 2 is DONE! Wish me luck for day numero tres. :)