Tonight sucked, but I’m not going to beat myself up about it. I knew as I was teaching my 4th hour class, and my legs began aching and tightening up, that tonight’s run would be crap.
I still don’t know why my “short” runs during the week are so….weak. I killed my 10+ mile run on Saturday. I walked a few miles on Monday, but I thought I’d be “rested” enough by today. Nope. Negatory. The legs just wouldn’t go. I ended up interval running the first few miles walking the middle mile and interval running the last mile. And by interval running, I mean lots of walking and a weeeee bit of jogging. :/
I will be trying another 5 tomorrow on my tired legs. This is mainly because I want to do some crosstraining on Thursday, rest Friday, and run my 12 miles on Saturday on fresh legs. I have a few weeks in between the end of the Hal Higdon training plan and my actual half marathon, so I’m doing 12 this weekend and 13 next weekend. After my 13, I will taper per Hal and run my half on the 5th!
Also, my scale is a b-word. It WILL NOT MOVE (except to fluctuate…in the WRONG direction!). Is it from all my training? Is my body holding on to weight for some reason? Am I building a little muscle? Surely some of you runner peeps have been through this! I’m holding at 164ish (so I obviously have a little more to lose…it just won’t come off). My lowest was 157. Last week, the scale crept up into the 170s! I ate a little extra that weekend, but not 10 pounds worth of food! Any ideas from my veteran runner friends? I’m not beating myself up over this either. I know my calories and food choices are in check. I also know that even though I haven’t lost anything since I started training, that my body is actually smaller. Much smaller. So something is happening! I guess we will see what happens when training is over.
I’ll be back tomorrow to cry about another bad run! :)