I set out this morning for 3x1600, after enjoying a bit of a sleep-in thanks to a 9am appointment.
It felt unusual to be running at 7am on a weekday, but it was nice to have some daylight on this cool, damp, fall morning. Because of the time, I didn't think I would be able to sneak onto the PRIVATE! NO TRESPASSING! track so I was resigned to using a make-shift loop on our usual park paths.
Just as I was about to get started, I realized that my iPod had gone haywire and refused to play. *grumble* I wasn't too excited about running intervals solo without music, but the only thing to do was.... RUN!
Off we go. (3K warm-up)
Target: 3 x 1600 @ ~5K pace (7:12)
7:12 - nailed the pace but feeling really tired and not wanting to run two more!
7:19 - legs did not want to move at all! ugh. even had to stop for a few seconds at 800.
7:36 - this is so not happening! I was running closer to tempo/HM pace through most of this repeat. bah!
I don't know what was up today. I shouldn't really be tired, but sometimes there is just no good explanation. A few weeks ago I ran 3x1600 at an average of 7:10, so this was definitely not a good showing. Ah well, I did what I could do today and now it's behind me.
After a quick shower, I was off to physio before work. I had scheduled the appointment for "maintenance" but my left calf has been feeling tight, so I asked Dr. Pain to go ahead and have a field day with it. (Could you hear me screaming??) He found a massive knot and worked on that sucker for a solid hour (including some ultrasound and electrical stimulation). I walked out feeling great ... with only a slight limp. ;)
April not quite in the rear view mirror
3 days ago