Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Three Out of Five

Tonight my legs were not feeling the 5 x 1000 that I had planned. As I set out for a 3K warm-up with hubs, I just felt tired. Even after a rest day yesterday, I must still be feeling the effects of Sunday's run. In hindsight, I should have just slowed things down a little in order to complete all 5. Instead, I pushed as hard as I could for 3.

I'm pleased with the effort for 3 x 1000, but next week I really need to nail 5!

4:35 - Ugh, this shouldn't feel so hard.
4:30 - And I thought I could run 5 at this pace tonight?
4:24 - Just push through this and you can quit.

I'm definitely a little disappointed that I wasn't able to work through it, but sometimes it's just not going to happen. I stll got a decent workout in and I'll be ready for 5 x 1000 redemption next week!

32 comments:

Char said...

The 3 reps you did were great. Don't be too hard on yourself - sometimes the mind is willing but the body just doesn't cooperate.

Boris Terzic said...

It happens don't be too hard on yourself. Analise what happened and correct it next time.

misszippy said...

You probably made the smart move--as runners, we seldom do that, so kudos!

J said...

I felt slow today too! Great job pushing through and completing three! I am sure next week you will be back to 5! The distance of 1000m is tough!!

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P said...

Those are terrific times! If I have to choose between hitting my times or hitting my repeats (because of feeling flat), I always prefer hitting times. That's still a fine workout, and you'll get 'em next week. :-)

MCM Mama said...

You are still a speedy girl! We all have times when we just don't have what it takes to finish the planned number. You'll hit them next week. I'm sure of it!

Deb said...

The important thing is you learned from it. That's amazing times!

runnernic.com said...

3 < 0!!! Hang in there! U still rocked it && ull redeam itself next week!! I think u did awesome!!! :-)

Carly said...

At least you did three....it is over half and better than none. Sometimes, less is more.

joyRuN said...

Girl, that's been the story of all my speedwork recently.

You've been kicking @$$ more than you haven't though, so it's all good!

M-Rah said...

Girl, give yourself a HUGE pat on the back for those intervals!!! You did was so many people in the world--not only won't do, but can't do! Awesome job!!
Better to kick butt on 3 rather than to risk injury at 5!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

Alright SUPER-WOMAN needs to rest more than just one day sometimes. You are a machine!! Listen to your body and legs so that you can hit your upcoming race goal.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Still a great workout, you'll rock 'em next time! Smart move listening to your body though.

Runner Leana said...

You had a solid hilly run this weekend, so no wonder your legs are tired! I think either choice was a good one - push for three or dial back for five. You listened to your legs though, and some days they just don't have it. You still pushed through though, so great job!

Laura said...

No point in injuring yourself so close to the next race. Still wicked times....

Mark said...

Marlene, that's pretty solid running!

Tricia said...

great job

gmontalvo13 said...

great job! give yourself more credit!

dietitianontherun.com said...

I took my Speed workout down a notch yesterday too! 6 x 800s just wasn't in the cards and I knew my legs would be PISSED if I tried it anyway ;) You'll get those 5 next week!

Denise said...

don't be hard on yourself...your body was telling you something. doesn't mean you don't have this in you because you know you do. rest up and go get 'em next time!

Amy said...

They can't all be great runs! I love that word: redemption. If that's not motivating, I don't know what is!

Emz said...

You are doing amazing!

I've had some less than great workouts in the last 3 weeks but you go back out there the next time and push a little harder. It all works out.

Your workouts are TOUGH!!

Jamie said...

We all have those days. Way to be smart and but it back to 3 awesome intervals!

Anne said...

Those are awesome intervals...but, knowing when to stop is surely the wisest road to avoiding injury!

ajh said...

You are always an awesome runner.Good job listening to your body!

Heather said...

I have always thought 1000's were the most difficult repeat. Of course I just recently realized that for at least 3 years I have been running them as 1200, not 1000. Whoops.

destination262 said...

I sometimes struggle with my runs after a big running weekend. Sounds like you are just easing back into and you should be back in your groove soon! Good luck!

Jill said...

Yep, somedays we just don't have it. Nice job sticking with it...you'll nail it next week!!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

that was me last night!! i blamed my hat, the heat and anything else I could :)

Lacey Nicole said...

i have definitely had "dnf" exactly as planned track workouts. get it next time with a vengeance. i don't think i spelled that correctly but i'm too lazy to check ;) great work on the three- you'll get your five soon.

kanishk said...

The important thing is you learned from it. That's amazing times!
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