Back in the Saddle Again

I must have burned myself out with my sprint work on Tuesday, because I seem to be lacking some steam over the past few days.  I can’t seem to summon the energy to even get out of bed, which could be a sign that I’m overtraining in this ridiculous heat.  Plus, my allergies have been taking a toll on me over the past week, but at least I haven’t had an asthma attack! 😛

 

Usually, I’m an early riser (around 5:00), but as of late, I find myself waking up around 7:30.  When these rare occasions of oversleeping occur, my body needs the rest therefore I give in to it and sometimes without choice.  Unfortunately, it screws with my training schedule, but if I am indeed overtraining, then the rest is necessary and truly welcomed.

 

Since I missed my run on Wednesday, my BFF Sharon Mann tortured me with a boot camp muscle conditioning routine.  Between squats, lunges and sore calves from my sprint work on Tuesday, my legs were killing me.  Two days later, my quads still hurt.

 

Thursday, I wanted to fit in a 4 mile run since I intend to run 8 miles on Saturday.  But once again, I woke up late which caused me to run after 7:30 a.m. and would hinder any runner’s performance.  Florida runners have a rule of thumb to avoid the brutal summer heat: not after 7:30 and not before 7:30 p.m.  Running at 7:30 a.m. was definitely a struggle for me to say the least.  With the humidity, the blazing summer sun and sore calves, I forced myself to finish the four miles.

 

4 miles

Time 40:47

Pace 10:07

 

At least while in the blazing sun, I could work on my tan as I have a lovely tan line across my waist from my running shorts.

 

Today, I wanted to run 3 miles and bike 10 miles, but slept through that work-out too.  So although I skipped the run, I did ride 10 miles.  Since my quads are still sore, it was a really tough ride.  Somehow, I seemed to perform better last week with a bruised who-ha.  Not that I want to repeat that, mind you!  I will happily go slower to keep all my girlie parts in tact.

 

Bike-10 miles

Time 43:19

Speed 13.9 mph

 

And in case you’re wondering…no, I did not fall off my bike. 

 

 

At the start of my ride, Kelly, drove passed me and I gave a little wave.  It got a bit shaky there for a moment, but I didn’t fall.  Note to self: give a cordial nod when riding bike to avoid a nasty spill.

4 comments

  1. bobbygee says:

    Best time to train is between 4-6 am. Try Fartlicks training. It works very well. I did that for years. I ran competitively for many years now I just powerwalk with my wife. My legs can’t take the pounding. Run a mile at a five minute pace and then do one at 4:20 pace. Then do another at five minute pace. The idea is get the heart rate up and then bring it down again. Running in the heat of the day can cause a heat stroke ..Not good. I did that in my young days. I didn’t know better.
    Bobby Gee
    http://bobbygee.wordpress.com/

    Great work keep it up.

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