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.
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.
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.