Thursday, July 28, 2005

Later that day...

ORN: 7/28/05; Chicago; 60 min. walk 5 min 6/1, 25 min, 4/2, 25 min, walk 5 min

Let's see if I can explain. My legs were still trashed from the extended bike ride yesterday. Normally, I would have taken the day off, but I'm flying to San Francisco tomorrow and probably won't be able to run. So, I needed to get it in.

I'm running the 1/2 on Sunday so my main goal was to stay loose and get the blood flowing. I started doing a 6/1 run/walk interval, then switched to 4/2 on the way back. Just too tired.

Running today wasn't the smartest thing to do. I know that. But I also know that it's unlikely that I'll be able to run tomorrow OR Saturday, so I thought it was better to run tired than to miss 3 days.

Hey, I didn't say I was any smarter about my running than anyone else!! Sometimes, you've just got to do what you can when you can how you can.

Waddle on, friends.

John

3 comments:

WhitneyD (passed by weiner dogs) said...

I REALLY appreciate this blog. It's interesting to see how you adjust your schedule to compensate for weather, travel, life, etc. When I have to switch things around, it's helpful to know I'm not blowing my whole training plan.

By the way, I did my first track workout the other night. Oh my GOD do my hamstrings hurt.

Anonymous said...

I agree with whitneyd. It's amazing how much you change your schedule. I wouldn't have thought that someone, who wrote a running book with training plans, doesn't stick to one. Have a great run in SF!!!

Bess said...

"Training smart" isn't always how my day turns out either. I have come to the conclusion that unless you live in a "perfect world", you train when the opportunity arises.
I'm having to rearrange my weekend because my parents are coming to visit on Monday...my son is graduating from college...YE-HAW!!!! So, I have to get my home & yard all cleaned up...Long run this weekend, usually Sunday, but it may take place tomorrow, because I'll be at the Mountain with my running group or I just might get it in today...who knows??