Feb 28: Day 16
Planned workout(s): 5 minutes in Z1, 45 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1
Weight: We shall see tomorrow…
It’s funny how things work out. I just got back from DC around 4PM and went out immediately to get my run done. I was sore and tired and kinda feeling bleh, as I always do when I spend the day traveling, but I was kinda glad to get the rust off. I started my run achey and stiff, wondering how I would do 55 minutes today.
Then about 10 minutes in I was absolutely, 100% locked in, to the point I had to keep backing off to stay in Z2.
I’ve had this experience before. I can remember my very best Olympic race, where I won my AG and placed 2nd overall, came after I had spent a week on travel and returned the night before. I wondered if I would be any good that day too. And then I absolutely killed it.
I think it may be because, even though my body is protesting all the travel, all the sitting and extra napping has me actually pretty well rested. As soon as I can work through the kinks, I’m ready to go.
Had a kind of surreal moment while running on the trail. I’m used to seeing trash tossed on the side of the running trail. It seems we cannot make a place nice enough that a knucklehead won’t toss crap on the side of it. I’ve seen some unusual stuff tossed too. But I have to admit, this was a first:
Yeah. A whole treadmill. I…..got nothing.
Back on the scale tomorrow. It may be a spike back up with all the travel and festivities, but I am back on healthy eating and ready to start chipping away the rest of the week. Looking forward to it really. It will be nice to get back to normal.