All the stress that I put my legs through on Wednesday came to the forefront last night. With temps in the mid 20's I decided to go for another run last night after work. I knew that my legs would not be happy with course of action, but it's not like they had a choice. Usually when my legs are sore or stiff they will at least loosen up after a mile or so. Apparently they felt like being stubborn because it wasn't until I was over halfway through my run that they started to feel a little bit lighter. Once they did loosen up I had to keep my pace in check to make sure I wasn't going too fast. This was not helped when a couple people who were running on the other side of the street were running faster then I was. My immediate instinct was to pick up my pace to see if I could keep up with them. I had to remind myself that I'm only a few weeks into my training and that this is not the time for any speed work. Building a base is very important, but it is sometime a struggle when all you want to do is go faster and faster.
Last night I got the good news that my friend Kim (not the one from Vegas) has decided to join up with TNT
to do her first triathlon. This is good new on a couple of levels. The first is that she is going to train for a triathlon. Something I encourage everyone to do. Secondly that she decided to support and raise money for the LLS
. Being an alum it's very exciting when people you know decide to join the team!
I'm planning on taking the day off from training. I figure it's best to let the body heal up a bit after the pounding it took the over the last two days. Hopefully this will allow me to get is a couple really good workouts over the weekend. A friend of mine and I are going to go catch a movie after work. I can't even tell you the last movie I saw in a theater.
Hopefully your Friday will breeze on by and then we can all get on with our weekend plans. Take care....