Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Just say no to speed

You know what really sucks? Speed training. That's what sucks.

 Donny came with me on my long run on Sunday.  I was supposed to do 9 miles but couldn't remember how long that particular route was so we only ended up doing 7.6.  Oh well.  But during the run, I was feeling pretty good.  It was near the end and Donny and I were talking about our plans for the week.  I said that I needed to do some speed work, and do you know what he said? He said, "I'll say!" Apparently I was running too slow for his taste.

So yesterday afternoon I headed outside and did about 30 minutes of speed work on my street.  I live on a pretty quiet street so it was easy to just go back and forth and not really worry about cars. But it was NOT fun. I was breathing so hard and it was pretty warm so I was drenched in sweat.

I came home and stretched and iced but apparently I over-iced and froze my skin just a little bit... it was really weird because it felt like there was just a little piece of ice attached to my skin, but then I realized it was my skin! Nasty, right? It left a little welt/burn thing.... whoops!
I know you're not really supposed to do two hard days in a row. But because my "long" run was shorter than it should have been, I felt like I needed to get some harder effort in there.

I would have run Saturday but it was another full (but great) day.

I met up with some ladies from church for a 4 mile hike Saturday morning.  We went to Fish Canyon in Duarte.  The hike ended at a waterfall that would have been great for swimming. 
I got home around noon and quickly cleaned up before we headed out to a local food truck festival with our friends and their 3 year old.

There were sooo many options.  I ended up with a carnitas taco from Gringos Tacos and a spam-egg-masubi from Rice Balls of Fire. Donny got the Grilled Cheese Truck so I also picked at his tater tots and mac-and-cheese-grilled-cheese-with pork-kill-me-now-it's-so-good sandwich.
 
It was really cute because they had inflatable slides and obstacle courses for the kids.  Shay-bug wanted me to slide with him and I ended up getting another little burn.... I'm kind of accident prone lately...
I know my training schedule has me doing 3 miles today... but my legs are really achy so I'm going to take a day off.  I might try to run on Friday instead.

What type of training run do you prefer? Long? Speedy? Easy?

Easy... duh!

2 comments:

  1. My favorite type of training run is my long run. Speed work is yucky!!

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  2. Oddly enough I actually really like speedwork. Long runs I have to battle the mental demons of 'am I going to make it??' But with speedwork, I feel like I can do anything for 2 or 3 or 4 minutes at a time.

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