I'm exhausted!Today, I did a very short work out, but it was very intense! I want to kick back, not worry about any chores, like dinner, laundry or my medical nutrition therapy (MNT) readings.
I started out running a 2mile warm-up. I took my time, but it didn't matter, I was drenched by the time the warm-up was over. It's been raining a lot due to Hurricane Isaac and even though I didn't get caught in the rain this morning, it felt like I did because it was super humid!
I met up with my Coach, who gave me four strides. I didn't question him, but I thought, 'Hmm. He's going easy on me, only four strides? Heck, it's so stifling out, keep quiet, Half-Crazed, and just run!'
I was on those strides.
Two in 20seconds and two in 19seconds!
Twice as long as those olympians, but I was on it!
Then, came my drills for the day and ooooh, my poor unsuspecting little soul. I had to run this:
It doesn't sound like much, but I'm sore. I climbed 4 flights of stairs to get to my MNT class today and my legs felt very heavy! Then, after sitting in class, going down those stairs wasn't much easier!
I really think the beet juice I drank yesterday helped with my speed and endurance. My average stride pace was 6:10minute/mile. And if it weren't so humid out, it probably wouldn't have felt so torturous.
For the rest of the day, I'm going to concentrate on consuming a little more protein to help with muscle recovery, make sure I take my Omega-3's to help reduce the inflammation in my legs and stare at some feel good vacation photo's for some uplifting and motivation to continue on with those chores.
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