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.



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 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??